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TfL to distribute another £80m under the Local Implementation Plan

Transport for London (TfL) have announced how much funding they will be distributing to the London boroughs over the next financial year (2024/25) as part of the Local Implementation Plan (LIP).

Because the boroughs are responsible for around 95% of London’s streets, the LIP funding is used to help support the Mayor’s Transport Strategy with its aim of making streets healthier and safer for all.

£41m will be allocated to schemes in outer London boroughs and £25m to inner London boroughs. Additional funding throughout the year is expected to take the total to over £80m

Schemes that will benefit include:

  • Proposals for more than 150 new and upgraded pedestrian crossings including dedicated pedestrian signals at busy junctions in Barnet, Kensington & Chelsea and Enfield
  • Introduction of 20mph speed limits on roads in Barnet, Brent, Harrow, Redbridge, Waltham Forest Enfield and Richmond
  • Junction and corridor improvement schemes that will make London’s streets safer, better for active travel and more reliable for buses

TfL has also allocated an additional £5m to help boroughs to increase accessibility to cycling on local roads and make their networks safer for cyclists. 

Particular focus has been placed on funding bus priority schemes which will see new bus lanes, bus gates and projects to deliver enhanced bus priority on Superloop routes.

The Borough Three Year Report which TfL and London Councils have published today shows how boroughs have used LIP funding between 2019 and 22 to improve local areas and make roads safer and more attractive for people using public transport, walking and cycling.

Among these completed schemes are 89 new accessible bus stops, more than 110 schemes to increase bus priority or accessibility and 7km of new or improved bus lanes. 50km of wider footways has been introduced, along with 157km of new or upgraded cycling routes and 74 new pedestrian crossings.

Nearly 110,000 new on-and off-street cycle parking spaces have been created and cycling training has been provided to 50,000 adults and just under 135,000 children.

Following the introduction of 500 School Streets, almost 25% of London’s primary schools now benefit from the scheme.

Penny Rees, TfL’s Head of Healthy Streets Investment, said: ‘Working closely with London’s boroughs is central to achieving a cleaner, greener and healthier London by reducing road danger, improving air quality and encouraging active travel. The Local Implementation Plan programme provides vital, localised investment in bus priority, walking and cycling schemes across the city and this investment will deliver huge benefits. It plays a key role in our commitment to provide a green, healthy and sustainable future for all Londoners and we look forward to working closely with the boroughs to deliver projects that make our city greener, safer and better for everyone.’

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