Town centres across West London are to get funding from Transport for London’s Local Implementation Fund allocation.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has confirmed £148m in funding for local transport and public realm projects in 2015/16. The annual funding has been allocated by TfL to each London borough to support the delivery of its Local Implementation Plan (LIP) to spend on projects that support the Mayor’s Transport Strategy locally.
LIP funding for 2015/16 will support a range of different transport initiatives across West London produced by the boroughs including:
- Barnet – £259,000 for 20mph zones across streets close to schools, £400,000 for cycle quietways and £100,000 for additional electric vehicle charging points;
- Brent – £160,000 for a project to make roads safer, including a review of junctions and streets with high collision rates, which have been identified by TfL’s road safety data, such as Ealing Road South, Kenton Road and Brentfield Road
- Ealing – £500,000 for a project in Sudbury Village which will see significant interchange improvements between the two rail stations in Sudbury
- Hammersmith and Fulham – £350,000 towards designing new 20mph zones and measures to tackle collision hot spots. £150,000 for a new cycle route on the A315 and £130,000 for environmental improvements on Stevenage Road
- Harrow – £100,000 for new 20mph zones including Park High and Welldon Park. £220,000 for projects to improve the reliability of bus services across the borough and £150,000 for new cycle projects, including an extension of the Pinner Road/Park Road cycle route
- Hounslow – £50,000 to improve the accessibility of bus stops and £150,000 for a community programme to promote sustainable travel. £1m to progress improvements to Hounslow Town Centre, which will enhance transport links from the Hounslow East, Central and National Rail stations
- Hillingdon – £1.9m towards the £7m project to improve Hayes Town Centre, which includes reopening Station Road to through traffic and a new roundabout at Station Road/Botwell Lane
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: “This funding is specifically targeted to provide benefits at key locations across London, helping to make the capital’s roads and open spaces safer, more pleasant places to be. Providing better cycling and walking routes, as well as a raft of major improvements to our streets will help to boost the quality of life of those who live and work in our great city. By working with the boroughs to deliver better transport in their areas, we can in turn help to support jobs and economic growth in the capital as a whole.”
London’s Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, said: “This funding will help continue to deliver real improvements to communities in West London. We are working in partnership with West London boroughs to deliver hundreds of transport projects that will benefit local communities and all road users whether they are pedestrians, cyclists or drivers. Public squares and shopping areas will also be rejuvenated, attracting more people to those areas and boosting the local economy.”