Wandsworth agrees transport spend

Wandsworth Council is to invest an extra £17m in improving local transport and travel options over the next two years.

The extra money will pay for more pavement and carriageway repairs, extra cycle routes, more safer routes to schools projects and the introduction of new 20mph zones across the borough.

It will also fund additional improvements to the borough’s riverside walkway, better street lighting, enhancements to local bus services and improvements to Battersea Park rail station.

This £17m is part of a wider package of additional capital investments worth £70m that has now been approved for the period between now and the end of March 2017.

The council’s finance spokesman Cllr Guy Senior said: “This is a comprehensive package of additional projects that will add real value to the borough and improve the daily lives of many of our residents.

“Improving transport links for local people and making their daily journeys easier, faster, safer and less congested is a key priority for the council, so I am delighted that we have been able to expand the capital spending budget for these important projects by an extra £17m.”

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