Buses and pedestrians in Woolwich town centre

Published: Wednesday, 17th August 2022

We’re asking residents, businesses and community groups to share their feedback on our draft Transport Strategy, to help improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of Royal Greenwich’s network.

The strategy sets out how we can support a healthier, greener borough and deliver improvements on our network of roads, cycle routes and public transport services. It includes a variety of proposals to help encourage walking and cycling, reduce traffic, improve air quality, and support the rollout of ultra-low emission vehicles. 

The key aims of the strategy are to:  

  • improve the safety and accessibility of our streets and public spaces for everyone, especially people walking and cycling  
  • make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to have a healthy lifestyle  
  • reduce car dependency in the borough  
  • improve air quality by reducing emissions  
  • encourage the use of electric vehicles (EVs), e-bikes and other smart technology  
  • support growth by improving access to jobs, services and opportunities in Royal Greenwich and across London  
  • bring our diverse communities together and attract more tourists to the borough. 

Cllr Averil Lekau, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Environment and Transport, said: “We’re developing an ambitious transport strategy that will make Royal Greenwich a cleaner, greener, safer and healthier borough. Transport is the second biggest source of climate change emissions in the borough. It’s vital we have an accessible, sustainable transport network which enables people to choose more active and healthy transport options, as well as cutting air pollution. Our new strategy is a key part in helping us reach our target to become net zero carbon emissions by 2030, in line with the Council’s Carbon Neutral Plan.  

“I would encourage local people to get involved and have their say, to make sure the strategy reflects the issues that are most important to you and help us identify where we can make improvements to transport around the borough.” 

The consultation will close at midnight on Sunday 25 September 2022. All feedback received during the consultation will be analysed and used to help shape the final strategy. 

You can get involved and have your say in a number of ways: 

  • Give your feedback at royalgreenwich.gov.uk/transport-strategy  
  • Visit our exhibitions at Eltham, Greenwich, Thamesmead and Woolwich libraries and fill in a questionnaire 
  • Meet our team and share your views at one of our pop-up events:  
    • Wednesday 17 August, 11am to 6pm, General Gordon Square, Woolwich 
    • Friday 26 August, 11am to 3pm, General Gordon Square, Woolwich 
    • Monday 29 August, 12pm to 5pm, Well Hall Pleasaunce, Eltham 
    • Wednesday 7 September, 12pm to 2pm, The Forum@Greenwich, Greenwich
    • Sunday 11 September, 11am to 3pm, Pegler Square, Kidbrooke 
    • Saturday 17 September, 11am to 3pm, Morrisons, Thamesmead 
    • Wednesday 21 September, 11am to 2pm, Plumstead Library, Plumstead 

More events will be confirmed – please check Commonplace for updates 

  • Register to take part in one of our online webinars: 
    • Monday 12 September, 5.30pm to 7pm 
    • Wednesday 21 September, 5.30pm to 7pm 

Visit royalgreenwich.gov.uk/transport-strategy to read the draft strategy, sign up for a webinar or register for updates.