Contact & Activities

Participating city

London Borough of Southwark
280.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Roger Stocker
PO Box 65429
SE1P 5LX London
++44 0207 525 5459

Participation 2012

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Southwark Council are organising and supporting a number of events throughout the borough encouraging local residents to be more involved in mobility issues and looking to possibly develop Sustainable Urban Mobility plans. Our first event is w/c 15th September where the Council have been awarded funds from the Community Streets programme to Liverpool Grove with the aim of empowering local people to actively engage with the design and management of their street. We have a 'Make my Street' event and will close the road to reclaim Liverpool Grove to allow fun interactive activities and consultation to take place. We are hoping to engage new students at our nearby university during Fresher's days by operating a sustainable mobility advice stall over the 2 days. We will have information on mobility plans and will gauge interest is setting up regular groups to discuss these plans. ITWMY events are the Bermondsey Street festival which will have a sustainable transport theme, the road will be closed to motor traffic for the whole day. We are also running a local Health and Wellbeing event on a housing estate where active travel will be heavily promoted.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Lowering of pavements
  • Enlargement of pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Adoption of workplace travel plans
  • Adoption of school travel plans
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders