Each of London’s 33 boroughs will benefit from £220m of new TfL funding in 2017/18, designed to make the Capital’s streets ‘greener, healthier and safer’.
Announced today (15 Dec), the funding will be used on a wide range of projects to reduce dangers on the roads, transform local areas, encourage cycling and walking and improve air quality.
It comes as part of Transport for London’s (TfL) Business Plan to 2021/22, which features ‘record levels of investment’ (£1bn) to make cycling easier and safer, including support for borough cycling schemes.
As part of the new funding for 2017/18, TfL will invest £148m in ‘local implementation plans’ that support the mayor’s transport strategy, and a further £70m for other schemes including funding for strategic walking and cycling programmes such as ‘Quietways’, ‘Mini-Hollands’ and ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’.
Some of the larger schemes to benefit from the funding are:
- Camden – £6.7m, including £4.3m for the first phase of delivering two-way traffic on Tottenham Court Road, Gower Street and Bloomsbury Street, and new public spaces including central London’s first new park for 100 years, at Alfred Place.
- Westminster – £3.6m, including £200,000 to develop cycling, walking, bus and public realm proposals to transform the Strand and Aldwych.
- Hounslow – £2.6m, including £120,000 for a new shared-use Greenways route alongside the Longford River linking Hanworth Park to Feltham Town Centre.
TfL will also work closely with boroughs in the New Year on a stronger offer of support to deliver the projects and ensure they are delivered where they are most needed.
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, said: “By making walking and cycling easier and safer, and funding projects that will improve air quality, we can help boroughs right across the capital to deliver transport and public space improvements that are going to make a real difference to the lives of Londoners.”
15 December 2016