Public space improvements included in Sadiq Khan's £220m London borough investment plan

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced £220m funding for London boroughs to deliver transport, town centre and public space improvements.

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The funding will be used by boroughs across the capital for a range of green projects. Transport for London (TfL) will invest £148m in Local Implementation Plans that support the Mayor's Transport Strategy, as well as a further £70m for other schemes.

Each of London's 33 boroughs benefits from the funding, with more than £1bn to be invested across TfL's Business Plan to 2021/22.

This year's Local Implementation Plan funding for boroughs in North London includes:

  • Camden: £6.7m including £4.3m for the first phase of delivering two-way traffic on Tottenham Court Road, Gower Street and Bloomsbury Street, and new public spaces, including central London's first new park for 100 years, at Alfred Place.
  • Islington: £1.9m including £50,000 for Archway public realm improvements.
  • Enfield: £3.1m including £2.3m for the delivery of a number of Greenways and Quietways, progressing Quieter Neighbourhoods and continued provision of cycle training and cycle maintenance classes as part of the Cycle Enfield programme.
  • Waltham Forest: £2.2m including £370,000 to improve road safety, bus reliability and the public realm on Billet Road for a better pedestrian and cyclist experience.
  • Barnet: £3.5m including £200,000 to develop and introduce proposals for 20mph speed limits in areas around schools in the borough.

The mayor said: ‘I'm proud that through the new TfL Business Plan we are creating a modern transport network for the capital, and am delighted we are able to invest an increased level of funding across the boroughs next year too.'

Councillor Julian Bell, chair of London Councils Transport & Environment Committee, said: ‘London's boroughs welcome this long-term settlement by the mayor.'

The Mayor and TfL will also work closely with boroughs in the New Year to deliver the projects.

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