TfL to re-start active travel schemes after two-year hiatus
Transport for London (TfL) is to re-start funding for schemes designed to improve streets for cycling and walking. A range of active travel projects across the capital were paused after TfL’s finances were hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
In August TfL agreed a £1.2bn funding settlement with DfT up to March 2024 (LTT 2 Sep). This follows a series of short-term emergency deals which, said TfL, curtailed its ability to support active travel projects.
Under the new settlement, TfL must allocate £80m every year to active travel schemes.
Funding will go to safer junction schemes at Holloway Road/Drayton Park and Battersea Bridge (subject to consultation), and pedestrian and cycling improvements at Streatham High Road and Manor Circus.
TfL will also continue lowering speed limits across London to reduce road danger, with plans to introduce a 20mph speed limit on a further 28km of roads in the boroughs of Camden, Islington, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Haringey by March 2023.