London’s boroughs “at the centre” of plans to transform active travel

09.28 | 31 March 2023 | |

Cyclists riding on the CS9 Cycleway in Chiswick. Image: TfL

London’s boroughs have been awarded more than £63 million in funding to continue their ‘vital’ work making the Capital’s roads safer and more attractive for people using public transport, walking and cycling.

The funding, which comes through TfL’s Local Implementation Plan (LIP), will support the boroughs to deliver new cycle routes, school streets schemes, new or upgraded pedestrian crossings, bus priority schemes and 20mph speed limits.

The funding is for the next financial year (2023/24) and will see nearly £39m allocated to outer London boroughs, including £4m to Barking and Dagenham, £1.8m to Hounslow, £2.5m to Hillingdon and nearly £2m to Sutton.

A total of £24m has also been allocated to inner London boroughs, including nearly £1.9m to Islington and nearly £2.3m to Newham. 

TfL says confirming this funding means that the boroughs now have certainty and can look to progress their plans as efficiently as possible.

Alex Williams, chief customer and strategy officer at TfL, said: “London’s boroughs are at the centre of our plans to transform access to walking, cycling and public transport and the LIP programme is vital in providing more localised investment in bus priority, walking and cycling schemes across the city. 

“This investment will deliver benefits, especially in outer London and plays a huge role in our determination to provide a green, healthy and sustainable future for all Londoners. 

“We look forward to working closely with the boroughs to deliver projects that make our city greener, safer and better for everyone.”

Specifically in outer London, this funding will help deliver a range of improvements to support the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone on 29 August

Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: “The funding will give boroughs the certainty to deliver improvements to public transport, support Vision Zero and make active travel safer and more appealing.  

“The funding will also support more active travel in outer London and help Londoners prepare for expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone. 

“Boroughs have an essential role to play as we continue to build a safer, greener London for everyone and the mayor and I will continue to work closely with them.” 



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