More than £220 million will be made available to London boroughs to deliver transport, town centre and public space improvements, the Mayor of London announced today.

Sadiq Khan said the funding project would make the capital’s streets greener, healthier and safer.

Transport for London (TfL) will invest £148 million in local implementation plans across London’s 33 boroughs.

Projects such as Quietways (quieter, low-traffic routes), Mini-Hollands (areas in which roads and pavements are changed to make cycling safer and more convenient), and Liveable Neighbourhoods will also receive a further £70 million from TfL.

Mr Khan said: “I’m proud that through the new TfL Business Plan we are creating a modern and affordable transport network for the capital, and am delighted that we are able to invest an increased level of funding across the boroughs next year too.

"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.”

This year’s funding for boroughs in South London includes:

Bexley - £1.9 million including £500,000 for local safety measures to reduce the number of collisions in the borough, in particular safety issues around schools including parking enforcement;

Bromley – £3.5 million including £1m to revamp Beckenham Town Centre, improving and making the local shopping area easier to navigate for pedestrians. This is in addition to junction improvements recently completed at the Albemarle Road/Rectory Road junction;

Councillor Colin Smith, Deputy Leader of Bromely Council, said “Where we can work together with TfL to produce local outcomes for local people we are also very keen to do so. 

"The recent works on Copers Cope Road in particular being an outstanding example of just what can be achieved when local Ward Councillors engage with their Residents Association to effect meaningful changes for the betterment of their neighbourhoods.”

Croydon - £2.9 million including £750,000 for public realm improvements in South Norwood town centre, such as widening and decluttering footways and cycle paths to enhance pedestrian and cyclist accessibility and experience;

Greenwich - £2.6 million including £130,000 for upgrading cycle lanes and tracks in the south of the Borough, as well as £100,000 for a new Quietway link connecting Woolwich with Queen Elizabeth hospital;

Kingston - £2.4 million including £916,000 to deliver reconfigured crossing facilities and route approaches along Wood Street, complementing mini-Holland's proposals for the area and the Gloriana Major Scheme;

Lambeth - £3.8 million including £789,000 for works to change the public realm to make walking and cycling safer, more attractive and convenient way of travel for residents of and visitors to Norwood Road;

Lewisham - £3.9 million including £400,000 for improvements to the junction of Sangley Road and Sandhurst Road. The scheme will also consider an extension of the successful traffic calming, which was introduced to Sangley Road in 2010;

Merton - £2.9 million including £1.1 million improve Mitcham town centre and surrounding junctions to address accessibility, safety, bus priority and road network issues;

Richmond - £1.8 million including £50,000 to revamp Richmond town centre and give the public realm a makeover to support economic vitality by improving road safety and congestion, creating better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as improving air quality;

Southwark - £2.7 million including £400,000 to deliver public realm improvements on Walworth Road by re-organising the road space, including a review of bus lane operation, introduction of signal pedestrian crossings, a central median and reducing the carriageway width to improve safety for pedestrians;

Sutton - £2.2 million including £800,000 to progress works for the Beddington Lane Regeneration scheme. In its second year now the scheme will address traffic congestion, as well as providing better facilities for pedestrians and cyclists once completed;

Wandsworth - £2 million including £300,000 to improve the public realm on Battersea High Street by removing old street furniture, giving the street market a makeover to boost local businesses and create shared space. The funding will also cover £300,000 to improve pedestrian facilities in Southfields town centre to increase footfall, reduce street clutter, review parking and loading and provide good walkway links to the All England Club.

Councillor Julian Bell, Chair of London Councils Transport & Environment Committee, said: “London’s boroughs welcome this long term settlement by the Mayor of London, which will assist in making borough streets greener and safer.

"It provides a much needed firm base from which to work with the Mayor and TfL to deliver the improvements to London’s local transport scene as part of a city for all Londoners.”

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