Mayor invests £220m in boroughs to make streets greener, healthier and safer

Public Realm  

December 15, 2016

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced £220m funding for boroughs to deliver transport, town centre and public space improvements to improve the lives of Londoners.

 

The funding will be used by boroughs across the Capital for a wide range of projects to reduce dangers on the roads, transform local areas, encourage cycling and walking and improve air quality.

 

Transport for London (TfL) will invest a £148m in Local Implementation Plans that support the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, as well as a further £70m for other schemes, including funding for strategic walking and cycling programmes such as Quietways, Mini-Hollands and Liveable Neighbourhoods.  This will be key to delivering the Mayor’s Healthy Streets vision of a city that is more pleasant to live and move around in.

 

Each of London’s 33 boroughs benefits from the funding, with more than £1bn to be invested across TfL’s Business Plan to 2021/22, in which the Mayor announced record levels of investment to make cycling easier and safer, including support to borough cycling schemes, and improve the capital’s air quality.

 

This year’s Local Implementation Plan funding includes:

  • 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 area in partnership with The Northbank BID.
  • Havering – £2.3m, including £250,000 for Romford Market Place and a new market building. This will involve public realm works, re-paving, tree planting and the introduction of play equipment for children;
  • Bexley – £1.9m, including £500,000 for safety measures to reduce the number of collisions in the borough, in particular safety issues around schools including parking enforcement.

 

The Mayor and TfL will also work closely with boroughs in the New Year on a stronger offer of support to deliver the projects, and a review of where they are targeted to ensure they are delivered where they are most needed.

 

Support will also be given to boroughs from TfL’s Crossrail Complementary Measures funding programme for schemes to improve the interchange and public spaces outside Crossrail stations in outer London.

You can read the full press release here