Wandsworth granted £361,700 for cycling improvements

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Wandsworth has been awarded with a £361,700 grant for cycling improvements.

The money, which will be made available over three years, will be used to help increase the take up of cycling and improve safety conditions.

Thousands of cycle parking spaces are being installed, while cycle training and safer urban driving courses are taking place across London.

The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have awarded a total of £17m to boroughs across London.

Boris Johnson said: "Making some of this money available directly to the boroughs will help ensure that cycling developments reach communities across the capital.

"These local schemes will add to the innovative measures we’ve already announced, including enhanced cycling superhighways, urban ‘Quietways’ for more cautious cyclists, and turning some outer boroughs into mini-Hollands."

Leon Daniels, managing director for surface transport, said: "Getting more people cycling, and more safely, are priorities of both TfL and the Mayor, and the nearly £1bn commitment to cycling we are investing in the next ten years is testament to this.

"All 32 boroughs and the City of London bid for, and received, funding through our Borough Cycling

Programme to create more cycle parking, cycling training and driver training, all of which will help deliver significant cycle safety improvements."

A consultation has recently opened on creating a network of quieter routes for cyclists, while

Barclay's cycling hire scheme launched in Wandsworth last month.

For more information visit tfl.gov.uk/cyclingvision

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12:15pm Sun 26 Jan 14

buggsie says...

Isn't about time cyclists started paying for all this priority service on the roads. Drivers pay - Parking permits - Petrol - Insurance - Vehicle Licence fees to use roads.
Look how much tax and parking fines councils will be losing by getting rid of the motorists -
Council already lost us government money by putting Council Tax up over the government recommendations - so where will they find the money to fund cyclists.
Isn't about time cyclists started paying for all this priority service on the roads. Drivers pay - Parking permits - Petrol - Insurance - Vehicle Licence fees to use roads. Look how much tax and parking fines councils will be losing by getting rid of the motorists - Council already lost us government money by putting Council Tax up over the government recommendations - so where will they find the money to fund cyclists. buggsie
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8:30pm Sun 26 Jan 14

wandsworth angel says...

How about spending it on housing instead, cyclists use the pavement anyway, even less room for the walkers.
How about spending it on housing instead, cyclists use the pavement anyway, even less room for the walkers. wandsworth angel
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