Transport for London (TfL) has allocated £80.4m to London councils as part of it’s local implementation plan (LIP) to improve London’s streets of which Ealing Council will be getting nearly £3.5m to make “streets healthier and safer for all”.
Funding for 2024/5 will be used to support London boroughs including Ealing to offer school streets schemes, new cycle routes, pedestrian crossings and bus priority schemes on roads.
TfL also confirmed to Ealing Council that the Liveable Neighbourhoods programme restarted last year and there is £400,000 budget available for the scheme in West Ealing.
The council previously said of its bid for West Ealing to be a Liveable Neighbourhood: “proposals centre on projects in West Ealing that aim to reduce traffic and encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport. This will include comprehensive improvements along the Broadway and to parallel quieter routes, reduced rat-running in the adjoining residential areas and new walking and cycling routes, including links to the new Elizabeth line station.”
Included with the funding is support to boroughs to offer free cycle training to children and adults as well as more residential cycle parking spaces.
Penny Rees, TfL’s head of healthy streets investment said: “Working closely with London’s boroughs is central to achieving a cleaner, greener and healthier London by reducing road danger, improving air quality and encouraging active travel. The LIP provides vital, localised investment in bus priority, walking and cycling schemes across the city and this investment will deliver huge benefits. It plays a key role in our commitment to provide a green, healthy and sustainable future for all Londoners and we look forward to working closely with the boroughs to deliver projects that make our city greener, safer and better for everyone.”
The Deputy Mayor for Transport, Seb Dance said: “It’s fantastic that London boroughs will receive this funding from TfL to continue the vital work they do to keep London’s streets clean, safe and accessible. It is only by working together, with boroughs at a local level and with central Government that we can keep building a better, safer, greener city for all Londoners.”