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East Sydenham Healthy Neighbourhood – Community led traffic reduction
By streetbuilder | Jul 3rd 2019, 9:11pm
A key target is for 80% of all journeys in London to be made by sustainable modes of transport (including walking, cycling and public transport) by 2041. To achieve this, we want to reduce traffic cutting through the East Sydenham area and improve conditions for pedestrians and people on bikes.

What are Healthy Neighbourhoods?

The borough has been split into 18 areas and we will be working on approximately two areas per year. Each area has been prioritised by assessing data on traffic movements, rat runs, personal injury collisions, air quality, and levels of obesity and deprivation.

Additionally we conducted borough wide engagement using Commonplace in 2018 to gauge local opinion on streets and traffic to inform the process.

We need you!

Sustrans have been commissioned by LBL to run a series of community pop-ups and co-design workshops to hear your views and help develop the best possible designs for your area. Throughout this stage residents can also share their views on local issues using this website.

The Healthy Neighbourhoods Programme will help make Lewisham’s diverse communities greener, healthier and more attractive places to live, work, play and do business. By restricting the through traffic that uses residential streets to avoid main roads, we will reduce congestion in your neighbourhood, improve air quality and make the local area more pleasant to walk and cycle through.

Stage 1: 4th July - 21st September
During the first stage of the programme, local residents will be able to access local traffic data, share their views on traffic issues and help identify schemes to address them, on this website and at a series of public events and workshops.

Come to one of our drop-in sessions to find out more and share your views on the following dates;

Tuesday 9 July from 4pm to 7pm, Sydenham Community Library, 210 Sydenham Rd, SE26 5SE
Tuesday 18 July from 4pm to 7pm, Sydenham Community Library, 210 Sydenham Rd, SE26 5SE

Following this, you are invited to take part in one of our public co-design workshops where you will be able to explore the issues raised and develop potential solutions with a team of engineers and urban designers.

Come to one of our co-design sessions on either of the following dates;
Tuesday 17 Sept from 4pm to 7pm, Sydenham Community Library, 210 Sydenham Rd, SE26 5SE
Saturday 21 September from 1.30pm to 4.30pm, Sydenham Community Library, 210 Sydenham Rd, SE26 5SE
You can continue to share issues, and develop ideas for solutions via StreetBuilder throughout the process.

What happens next?

At the end of this first engagement stage, we will consider all the feedback received, and this will result in a proposed package of work being put forward for the area, consisting of a number of traffic management schemes that address through traffic, alongside a set of complementary measures. These proposals will be shared via StreetBuilder, social media, and mailouts. These measures will then be trialled and monitored through a temporary traffic order for between 6 and 18 months in order to measure their impact and gather local opinion on the changes.

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