TfL to invest £5.2m in borough's transport

Thu 27 December 2012, 9:12 am

Transport for London (TfL) has allocated Ealing £5.2 million to invest during 2013-14 on transport projects to make cycling safer, improve traffic flow, and better protect pedestrians.

The cash will be spent on schemes that support London Mayor Boris Johnson’s Local Implementation Plan (LIP) transport strategy.

Included in the programme is £300,0000 to improve the traffic flow and road safety on Uxbridge Road; £100,000 for further town-centre regeneration in Ruislip Road and Greenford Road; £150,000 for cyclist-helping improvements to the Grand Union Canal towpath; and £200,000 for the borough’s “Direct Support for Cycling” campaign.

The latest funding announcement also includes £150,000 earmarked for the further development of the Biking Borough initiative.

Johnson said the funding would benefit all of London and everyone living in, working in or visiting Ealing.

“A world class city deserves a world class transport system and the borough will use this money to make significant improvements for local people,” he said.

Peter Hendy, London's Transport Commissioner, said Ealing would use the investment to fund hundreds of projects that benefitted all road users, as well as rejuvenating local shopping areas.

TfL said that last year it had funded 12 new accessible bus stops, 43 new street trees, 270 on- and off-street cycle parking spaces, cycle training for over 800 children and almost 500 adults, and five zebra crossings in the borough.

One of Ealing’s largest projects for the coming year is the implementation of Ealing Broadway Interchange, which aims to improve passenger flow between bus, Tube and rail.

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