From London Mayor Boris Johnson
Wandsworth Council has secured a £4.7million transport improvement package from the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
The funding will be spent on projects that support the Mayor's Transport Strategy, including safer roads, smoothing traffic flow, improving town centres and better facilities for cyclists and pedestrians.
The cash will be spent in 2012/13. Key projects include:
Wandsworth Council's transport spokesman Cllr Russell King said: "These projects will help us tackle traffic congestion, improve the look and feel of our town centres and make it easier for people to travel through Wandsworth by bike and on foot.
"Improving local transport connections is a key priority for the council and is vital to the health and vitality of our local economy. There is a great deal of new investment going on across the borough and we will continue to look for new funding sources to progress our plans."
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: "London is undergoing a neo-Victorian level of investment in its transport network. Every London borough is receiving money that will directly benefit communities, making London an even better place to live and work. We've also cut bureaucracy to make it easier for the boroughs to decide how they want to spend their funding."
The funding package has been allocated through Transport for London's (TfL) Local Implementation Plan (LIP). The initiative funds hundreds of large and small scale transport improvements across London.
Recent schemes in Wandsworth include:
Each London borough produces a Local Implementation Plan (LIP) to demonstrate how they plan to implement the Mayor's Transport Strategy locally. While Transport for London allocates funding for individual schemes, the LIP and delivery of individual projects is the responsibility of local councils.
December 17, 2011