COVID-19 has changed the way people are able to move around Lambeth and London more generally. The number of people who can safely use public transport in the capital has been dramatically cut to ensure travelers stay two meters apart. This means we need to find other ways to get around, walking and cycling as much as possible. To reduce the potential for more congestion on our already busy road network and to ensure those who need to drive are able to, we have introduced a number of new schemes to support sustainable travel.
These include low-traffic neighbourhoods in Oval, Railton, Ferndale and Streatham Hill, school streets (timed closures at drop off and pick up times), new protected cycling lanes and pavement widening to support social distancing in busy areas.
You can see more information about all the low-traffic neighbourhoods which are live and open for feedback on Commonplace.