London Bridge Area Social Distancing

Closes 31 Dec 2020

Opened 1 Jul 2020


In May 2020 we made the following temporary changes:  

  • Widened the footways on Borough High Street and St Thomas Street to provide extra space for pedestrians so that people can practice safe social distancing
  • Removed a southbound traffic lane on Borough High Street between Southwark Street and St Thomas Street to provide an extended footway either side of St Thomas Street
  • Closed Stoney Street to traffic
  • Extended the southern footway on St Thomas Street and made it one way only. We made the junction of St Thomas Street and Borough High Street exit only for traffic. The taxi rank was re-located east of The Shard and the pay and display parking bay was also relocated.
    Although we are not undertaking a formal consultation on any Streetspace schemes, we would like to know about your experiences of them. If you have any comments about the effects of our scheme, or suggestions for changes or improvements we might make, please let us know at:
    We will continue to monitor the effects of these temporary changes over the coming months. This includes their effects on traffic flow, road safety and cycling and walking rates. We have written to local people, businesses and other stakeholders to explain what changes we have made and encouraged them to provide us their views and experiences of the changes. We will listen carefully to the feedback we receive.

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