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Apply for a bike hangar in on your street!
By streetbuilder admin | Nov 22nd 2019, 1:09pm
The London Borough of Lewisham has successfully won £224k from the TfL Cycle Parking fund. As part of the bid we have prioritised the Phase 1 Healthy Neighbourhood cells (Lewisham & Lee Green and East Sydenham) and the Deptford Parks Liveable Neighbourhood area.

There are 64 bike hangars available between the 3 areas and you can apply for a space in one via an online form here.

LB Lewisham will be shortlisting streets in December and looking to install the bike hangars in Spring 2020.

Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points

Additionally, LB Lewisham are installing EV charging points in the borough in December 2019. If you are interested in applying for an EV charging point on your road please apply via this link.

LB Lewisham cannot guarantee that all requests will be approved due to popular demand and we will only be able to contact successful applicants. The scheme will be run on a demand basis.
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Read the Healthy Neighbourhoods engagement reports
By streetbuilder admin | Nov 22nd 2019, 10:12am
Sustrans and The Future Fox supported the London Borough of Lewisham in running the Lewisham & Lee Green Healthy Neighbourhoods engagement. Sustrans reported on overall engagement and community feedback, and The Future Fox reported results of the digital engagement.

From May to October 2019 the London Borough of Lewisham, in partnership with Sustrans and The Future Fox, engaged with local community in Lewisham and Lee Green to help further understand local traffic related issues and identify schemes to address them. The engagement was divided into two phases:

· Discover – identifying the traffic related issues faced by residents in Lewisham and Lee Green
· Co-design – identifying schemes to address the issues faced

Discover

An area wide mailout was sent to 8785 households, including information about the Healthy Neighbourhood programme and a link inviting residents to complete an online survey using The FutureFox’s StreetBuilder tool.

To ensure a wide range of views from the local community were captured, Sustrans held two scheduled drop-in sessions at Manor Park Library and pop-up events at St. Winifred’s Primary School and Manor Park Gardens Festival. This was an opportunity for residents to come and talk to us about the Healthy Neighbourhood programme, give us insight into their traffic related issues and promote the StreetBuilder tool. Additionally we used social media, on-street posters and spoke at the Lee Green assembly to promote the Healthy Neighbourhood programme.

797 members of the public responded on StreetBuilder, which found that the most significant issue in the area was cars cutting through residential streets (rat-running). For more detailed results from the engagement refer to the Lewisham and Lee Green engagement report.

Co-design

Two public co-design workshops were held at Manor Park Library, which were attended by over 100 residents. At the workshops we shared findings from the Discover phase of StreetBuilder with the community and gave the opportunity for participants to explore solutions to the issues that were identified with a Sustrans Engineer and Urban Designer. This was done through a range of interactive activities and facilitated discussions.

Residents were also able to participate in exploring solutions online using StreetBuilder. 271 responses were received that rated possible solutions to the issues in the area.

Please download the report here
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Draft trial location map
By streetbuilder admin | Nov 13th 2019, 11:14am
The featured draft trial location map has been drawn up following extensive community and stakeholder engagement carried out in June/July 2019. It is important to note that this a draft plan and may not be the final version.
 

Tap or click on the map to zoom in
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Lewisham and Lee Green Healthy Neighbourhood – Community led traffic reduction
By streetbuilder | Jun 3rd 2019, 8:54am

The London Borough of Lewisham is pleased to announce the launch of their Healthy Neighbourhoods programme. In line with the Mayor of London and the London Borough of Lewisham’s (LBL) Transport Strategy we want to make our diverse communities greener, healthier, and more attractive places to live, work, play and do business.

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 Lewisham and Lee Green 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. Our research shows that 60% of vehicles cutting through the area are non-residential traffic and roads such as Fernbrook Road, Leahurst Road and Manor Park Road see the highest levels of vehicles.

Additionally we conducted borough wide engagement using Commonplace in 2018 to gauge local opinion on streets and traffic to inform the process. In Lewisham and Lee Green, the three most common comments made relating to the area were;

• It is not pedestrian friendly
• Traffic is too fast
• Cars cut through residential streets (rat-running)

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 the online StreetBuilder tool that can be found at the following address;

www.streetbuilder.io/lewishamandleegreen

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

• Wednesday 5 June from 4-6:30pm at Manor House Library, 34 Old Street, SE13 5SY
• Saturday 8 June from 1-4pm, Outside Manor House Library, 34 Old Street, SE13 5SY

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;

• Thursday 27 June from 3-6:30pm, Manor House Library, 34 Old Street, SE13 5SY
• Saturday 6 July from 1-4pm, Outside Manor House Library, 34 Old Street, SE13 5SY

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.

How do I stay informed?

• Find out more about the project at www.lewisham.gov.uk/HealthyNeighbourhoods
• Stay informed by signing up to the mailing list on www.streetbuilder.io/lewishamandleegreen
• or get in touch via [email protected]

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