Cycle Industry News)
Transport for London has today announced a £85.9 million fund to transform the UK capital’s town centres and neighbourhoods to become more liveable spaces, with walking and cycling at the heart of the “Healthy Streets” approach.
The Liveable Neighbourhoods programme now invites boroughs to bid for the funding, with those schemes that lend themselves to active transport apparently most likely to succeed.
The programme will provide grants of between £1 million and £10 million for a wide range of community-supported projects, potentially including the creation of green spaces, new cycling infrastructure, redesigned junctions and the widening of walking routes to improve access to local shops, businesses and public transport. By supporting projects which have local support, the funding will particularly target schemes that are shown to improve boroughs and reduce car trips – improving health and air quality.