Streets for Distancing: Our campaign asking the council to prioritise active travel in response to Covid-19

We are tracking Southwark Council’s progress on reallocating street space to people as part of Southwark’s Streetspace plan in response to Covid-19.

We have a spreadsheet and a map showing all the measures. If anything is missing, incorrect, or out of date please let us know. Send us a photo if you can. Contact us at

The map shows implemented schemes by default. You can view proposed schemes using the menu on the right.

There are consultations using Commonplace maps for some of these schemes. Find those here. Also, be sure to contact your councillors to tell them you support these schemes and want to see more.


Latest updates are at the top.

  • 4 November – Discussion of 3 new low traffic schemes funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity at the Environment Scrutiny Commission.
  • 30 September – Batch 4 of Streetspace measures announced, including Lower Road C4 improvement, modal filters at Bermondsey Street, a one way system to create an LTN around Great Suffolk Street and a bus gate and cycle lanes on Peckham Rye.
  • 21 August – Batch 3 of Streetspace measures announced, including Dulwich Phase 2 plans, changes in Walworth, and filtering traffic on the Cut.
  • 10 August – Southwark Council announces the next set of measures, including the extension of CS7 to Southwark Bridge, the East Dulwich/Melbourne Grove North LTN, some changes to the Walworth LTN, a few school streets, and pavement widening around schools.
  • 7 July – Southwark Streetspace plan published with additional measures. Must be approved at cabinet meeting on 14 July. See item 14 on the agenda.
  • 29 June – First filters in place at the Dulwich Village Junction.
  • 15 June – Cabinet member approves the 5 June announcement. Installation should begin week of the 22nd.
  • 5 June – Southwark Council announces Covid-19 post lockdown highway schemes. We have outlined this in a blog post.
  • 16 May – Temporary pavement widening on Borough High Street, Southwark Street, and St Thomas Street by TfL.
  • 15 May – Southwark Commonplace map launched.
  • 11 May – Southwark transport respond to Covid-19 announced. This sets forth to make it easier to walk and cycle, discourage driving and accelerate their highways programme along with a map for residents to give intervention suggestions.
  • 1 May – Temporary pavement widening on Rye Lane and Macleod Street.