Lewisham Council - Traffic calming measures

Traffic calming measures

We receive many requests from residents for traffic calming measures to be introduced in their roads to reduce speeds and improve safety.

We have a prioritised approach which treats areas based on the number of personal injury accidents.

The speed of vehicles can be influenced by speed limits, speed cameras and speed humps. In general we do not install traffic calming measures in just one road, because traffic calming one road tends simply to move the problems into adjacent roads.

If you feel that your road needs traffic calming measures, please contact us.

Red routes and traffic lights

To report a problem with traffic lights or signs and markings along a red route, phone Transport for London on 0845 305 1234 or report it online on the TfL website.


London Borough Of Lewisham Laurence House
1 Catford Road
Se6 4ru
020 8314 2235


Speed cameras

Transport for London is responsible for the installation of the cameras and the resulting penalty charges are handled by the police. We play very little part in deciding where speed cameras should be erected. This work is the responsibility of the London Safety Camera Partnership.

Speed humps

The shape of speed control humps is strictly regulated. A 75mm high hump has been found to reduce traffic to around 22mph. 100mm high humps reduce speeds to 17mph on the hump but speeds rise to 35mph between the humps, causing excessive acceleration, braking and increased pollution.

Speed control humps can lead to complaints about increased noise and sometimes increased vibration from traffic. While we recognise that noise and vibration is a nuisance, it is very unlikely that any damage would be caused to your property.

If you are still concerned, please contact us and a highway inspector will check that the humps comply with regulations and that there are no defects in the road surface making the problem worse.

Hither Green corridor

The following documents give details of the proposed highway improvements.



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