Brixton town centre pavement widening

Brixton town centre pavement widening

In May 2020 we made changes to bus stops in Brixton town centre to make it easier for people to cycle, walk and use the bus.

This page provides you with information on what has happened so far with the scheme. You can ask us a Question, respond to our Survey and register for scheme updates.

Why we made these changes

The Brixton town centre scheme was delivered as a temporary emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic. As London continues to recover from the pandemic it will be more important than ever to support and

Brixton town centre pavement widening

In May 2020 we made changes to bus stops in Brixton town centre to make it easier for people to cycle, walk and use the bus.

This page provides you with information on what has happened so far with the scheme. You can ask us a Question, respond to our Survey and register for scheme updates.

Why we made these changes

The Brixton town centre scheme was delivered as a temporary emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic. As London continues to recover from the pandemic it will be more important than ever to support and encourage everyone who can to be more active. Active travel can make people healthier and happier, and it plays a part in managing and reducing congestion as well as improving our environment.

We increased the amount of space for people waiting at bus stops and gave more space for pedestrians. This change supports the longer-term recovery of London as people return to the city for work, leisure, and tourism.

What has happened so far

We temporarily;

  • Moved bus stops for routes 3/N3, 196, 2/N2, 415 and 432 to Effra Road, from Brixton town centre.
  • Removed a double bus lane in Brixton town centre to provide a wider footway for people to wait and move around.

We have been monitoring the scheme since it was introduced. This includes the scheme’s effects on traffic flow, road safety, cycling, and walking rates. We have also asked people for their views on the scheme. We have used this information to help inform what we do next.

New location

We intend to test the effects of a new approach which combines elements of the emergency social distancing scheme and the original, pre-pandemic layout. This would involve:

  • Relocating bus stops for routes 3/N3, 196, 2/N2, 415 and 432 back to Brixton town centre.
  • Providing a single bus lane, rather than the double bus lane which existed before social distancing was introduced to retain the wider footway for people to wait and move around.

Any further changes will be subject to funding

Listening to you

Although we are not currently undertaking a formal consultation on this scheme, we would like to know about your experiences with it. If you have any comments about the effects of our scheme, or suggestions for changes or improvements we might make, please let us know by completing the survey, emailing us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk or using the Questions tool below.

We are committed to engaging continuously with the local community. So far, we have:

  • Written to people to explain the next steps with many of the schemes we introduced as part of our response to the pandemic. (August 2021)
  • Construction update - Summer 2022
  • We are keen to hear from people’s experiences of the scheme we’ve introduced, and whether you think we should retain, change or remove it. Please complete this survey to share your views with us.  

    Your response will support our decision on what we do next, alongside the monitoring we are doing. 

    Please note responses to the survey may be made publicly available after the engagement exercise has closed, this would typically be in the form of a report on the results of the engagement exercise, but any personal information will be kept confidential. Your personal information will be properly safeguarded and processed in accordance with the requirements of privacy and data protection legislation. For further information, please visit our privacy policy.

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Page last updated: 22 Aug 2022, 04:32 PM