London Mayor, Sadiq Khan has pledged £220m for transport and public space improvements across London.
The mayor said the cash would be used by all of the 33 boroughs for projects that will reduce dangers on the road, encouraging people to cycle and walk, transform local areas and improve air quality.
Among the schemes set to start this year that will benefit are the widening and decluttering of cycle paths in South Norwood; a £1m revamp of Beckenham town centre; and improvements to the junction of Sangley Road and Sandhurst Road in Lewisham.
When speaking about the schemes, Mr Khan stated: “I’m proud that through the new Transport for London 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.
He continued: “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.”
Back in the start of December, Sadiq Kahn outlined how his five-year business plan for Transport for London (TfL) would cut waste whilst saving £800m every year. And if this plan goes ahead, it will be the biggest restructuring in TfLs history and a number of jobs within the organisation will be cut.
On the whole, the mayor of London is looking to save in excess of £2bn through a new operating model that reduces management layers and merges TfL’s engineering arms.
The restructuring of TfL is already well underway, with them saving £70m on IT project spending and £40m over the next five years through removing almost 50 senior manager posts within the organisation.
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