TfL confirms funding to support local transport projects
Transport for London (TfL) has announced £148m in funding for London boroughs in 2016/17 as part of the Local Implementation Plan (LIP).
The money will support a range of different transport projects delivered by the boroughs across London, and is at the same level provided in 2015/16.
TfL says the money will be used to provide safer roads, better public spaces and improved walking and cycling facilities.
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London said: “This latest round of funding is specifically targeted to help make our roads, town centres and open spaces more attractive places with better facilities for walking and safer cycling.
“By helping the boroughs deliver on important local transport schemes, we can help to spur jobs and growth across London.”
Mike Brown, London’s transport commissioner, said: “Working with London boroughs, hundreds of transport projects will be delivered that will benefit pedestrians and road users, through safer streets and improved public squares and shopping areas. These improvements will help transform communities and boost the local economy.”
City of London - £1.4m including £200,000 towards proposals to transform Bank Junction with widened footways, cycle routes and improved public space to make the busy junction safer
Westminster - £6.4m including £1m to transform public spaces and create better cycling routes through the West End, including at Cambridge Circus and Villiers Street
Kensington and Chelsea - £2.1m including £150,000 for pedestrian improvements at the junction of Old Brompton Road / Pelham Street
Camden - £4.9m including £2m towards the West End Project, which will transform the area around Tottenham Court Road and Gower Street and will deliver high quality public spaces and streets, including walking, cycling and bus reliability improvements
Islington - £2m including £350,000 for borough-wide road safety improvements, such as junction improvements, traffic calming measures and pedestrian crossings, will be targeted in areas in the borough where higher than average accident statistics have been recorded
Southwark - £4.1m including £820,000 to improve safety at Camberwell, particularly for cyclists and pedestrians
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