Wandsworth to benefit from £3.8m transport grant

Wandsworth Guardian: Wandsworth to benefit from £3.8m transport grant Wandsworth to benefit from £3.8m transport grant

Wandsworth is set to receive a £3.8m transport grant from the Mayor of London's office.

The main areas to benefit from the cash include Clapham Junction, Old York Road and Balham town centre.

A large chunk of the money will also be earmarked for the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme.

Approximately £100k will help improve Clapham Junction town centre such as improving the road layout, renewing pavements and road surfaces, decluttering footways, planting new trees and upgrading lighting.

The rest of the grant will be spent as follows:

:: £350,000 for street and transport improvements in Balham town Centre, including improvements to Bedford Hill and Hildreth Street.

:: £260,000 to improve the look and feel of Old York Road between the railway bridge and Ferrier Street.The station forecourt and adjacent street will be upgraded with granite paving and improved cycle parking.

:: £400,000 will go towards the extension of the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme to Wandsworth in 2013.

This contribution will be match funded by TfL and will see around 60 docking stations installed across parts of Putney, Wandsworth Town and Battersea.

Find out more at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/travelchoices

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