Simon MacMichael November 30 2017
Seven London boroughs are vying for a share of £114 million in funding to help boost cycling, walking and use of public transport in their local areas.
Projects that could benefit from the money include one in the historic town centre of Greenwich which will remove the gyratory there and provide a safe through cycle route, and the introduction of a protected two-way cycle lane on Hackney’s Mare Street.
The boroughs shortlisted for the proposed funding, which falls under the Liveable Neighbourhoods programme, was announced today by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Transport for London (TfL).
Besides Greenwich and Hackney, boroughs in with a chance of securing funding are Haringey, Havering, Lewisham and Waltham Forest.
The latter, together with Enfield and Kingston-upon-Thames, was in 2014 awarded a share of £90 million in ‘Mini Holland’ cash having beaten five other shortlisted boroughs to win it.
Each local authority will now be given £1.25 million to develop its proposals further, and a second wave of Liveable Neighbourhoods funding next year will enable other boroughs to put forward their own schemes to try and secure funding.
The shortlisted projects are:
West Ealing, Ealing
Greenwich Town Centre, Greenwich
Hackney Central, Hackney
Crouch End, Haringey
Romford Town Centre, Havering
Deptford Parks, Lewisham
Coppermill Village, Waltham Forest