London Borough of Croydon

Croydon's Streetspace Improvement Programme (CSIP)

New Streetspace Improvement schemes give more road space to pedestrians and cyclists. These are being introduced across Croydon in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The measures should make it easier for residents to maintain social distancing at busy areas such as the entrances to parks, shops and transport hubs.

Low Traffic Streets

We are introducing low traffic streets by stopping through traffic on some roads. Access is maintained for residents, deliveries and other essential journeys. This is designed to reduce traffic making it safer for residents to use the road near their homes while maintaining social distancing.

Current low traffic streets:

  • Albert Road at the junction with Eldon Park Road
  • Albert Road at the junction with Harrington Road
  • Auckland Road at the junction with Cypress Road 
  • Dalmally Road at the junction with Blackhorse Lane
  • Elmers Road at the junction with Blackhorse Lane
  • Fox Hill at the junction with Braybrooke Gardens - from 3 August
  • Holmesdale Road at the junction with Park Road (stadium side or west side)
  • Holmesdale Road at jct with Park Road (east side)
  • Holmesdale Road at junction with Oliver Grove 
  • Kemerton Road at the junction with Jesmond Road
  • Lancaster Road at the junction with Southern Avenue
  • Stambourne Way at the junction with Auckland Road from - 3 August
  • Sutherland Road at the junction with Canterbury Road
  • Sylvan Hill between Southolme Close & Treeview Close - from 3 August
  • Warminster Road at the junction with Lancaster Road
  • Woodvale Avenue at the junction with Avenue Road

Exercise Zones

These resident-led closures would see volunteers close streets daily. Residents can benefit from a traffic-free environment. Individual volunteers can decide on the duration of closure subject to the road’s situation. Residents who wish for their street to be converted into an exercise zone can submit a request using this online form.

Expanded footways

Creating more temporary footway space at narrow pinch points will give pedestrians and cyclists more space to help keep a social distance. This would see small sections of the carriageway or on-street parking facilities cordoned off.

Current expanded footways:

  • Footway widened at the entrance to Grangewood Park on Grange Road 
  • Temporary footway widening outside 63 – 87 London Road through suspension of inset parking bays
  • Temporary footway widening outside 243 – 257 London Road through suspension of inset parking bays.
  • Footway widened at the entrance to Norbury Hall Park on Craignish Avenue 
  • Temporary footway widening outside South Norwood Leisure Centre on Portland Road, through suspension of existing waiting/loading restrictions.
  • Footway widening along short-stretches of Portland Road through the temporary suspension of parking bays.

Improved cycling facilities

Introducing segregated cycle lanes on key corridors providing cyclists with the space they need to travel . Starting with London Road between St James’s Road & north towards Thornton Heath Pond. Cyclists will also be exempt from temporary closures giving them access to quieter streets.

Temporary 20mph speed limit

The council will be introducing a temporary 20mph speed limit on London Road between St James’s Road and Thornton Heath Pond to make the route safer for all road users.

Speed awareness

New signs reminding drivers to watch their speed are being put up on roads across the borough including:

  • Portland Road
  • Lower Addiscombe Road
  • Limpsfield Road 

Are the changes permanent

All of the new initiatives are being introduced on a temporary basis. Any scheme that proves successful and popular could be made permanent with a formal consultation carried out. 

For further information and enquiries please contact us using the Online form