Boris puts £25m into West London transport

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced over £25m investment for transport schemes across London’s western boroughs.

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said “The money is being distributed to support schemes to make roads safer, smooth traffic flow, rejuvenate town centres and improve facilities for cycling and walking.”

The funding has been allocated by Transport for London (TfL) through the Local Implementation Plan (LIP) process for the boroughs to spend on projects that support the Mayor’s Transport Strategy.   The pan-London £147m funding package in 2012/13 will finance a range of transport projects, including £966,000 for the Yiewsley and West Drayton Town Centre Major Scheme in Hillingdon, which will improve the shopping environment and the urban realm, reduce traffic congestion and improve bus flow and open up pedestrian and cycle routes

The funding was previously forecast to reduce year on year to reflect the reduced general grant TfL receives from the Department for Transport.   However, because of the importance of the boroughs in delivering the priorities of Mayor’s Transport Strategy, the funding has been kept at a consistent level to 2013/14.

Borough by Borough

Brent    £3,993,000

Ealing    £4,752,000

Hammersmith and Fulham    £2,728,000

Harrow    £2,463,000

Hillingdon    £4,687,000

Hounslow    £3,377,000

Wandsworth    £4,707,000

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