Tower Hamlets, Newham and Greenwich granted cash for transport improvements

By Beth Allcock on December 19, 2013 2:50 PM |

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Tower Hamlets, Greenwich and Newham will take a slice of the Mayor of London's annual £148million pot for transport improvements across east London.

While the cash is allocated by Transport for London (TfL), individual boroughs choose their priorities.


For the trio of authorities, local highway safety improvements for road-users and cyclists soak up more than £1million.

A 20mph residential road scheme in Greenwich will be continued, as well as highways measures to complement the expansion of schools and adult cycling initiatives, all totalling £490,000.

Newham's Upton Lane corridor will be the focus of £200,000 for pedestrian and cycle improvements with Tower Hamlets concentrating on road safety, 20mph limits and safety for bike-users with a £376,000 share.

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson, said: "This funding, together with the investment through my roads and cycling plans, means the improvements being delivered in partnership with London's boroughs is simply unprecedented.

"Safer cycling routes and better open spaces not only make our city safer but they also boost local economies encouraging people to support their local high streets."

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