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£148m announced for London boroughs to improve road safety

£148m announced for London boroughs to improve road safety

The proposed layout of Cambridge Circus Transport for London and the Mayor are awarding the money to borough projects, including Westminster City Council’s criticised Cambridge Circus "Quietway"… The Mayor of London and Transport for London have announced £147.8m funding for projects to improve road safety, and increase cycling and walking across the capital. Funds will be spent across several London boroughs for their Local Implementation Plans (LIP), part of a London-wide transport plan. The City of London will receive £1.4m, £200,000 of which will “transform” the notorious Bank junction, where 26-year-old Ying Tao was killed in June , with wider pavements and cycle routes. Westminster gets the biggest funding injection of £6.4m, which will be spent “to transform public spaces”. Of this £1m will go to the West End, including heavily criticised Cambridge Circus improvements, which is, in name, part of cycling “Quietway 19”, but campaigners have said gives no thought to cyclists . The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP, said: “This latest round of funding will help to transform scores of locations in all four corners of our great city. It is specifically targeted to help make our roads, town centres and open spaces more attractive places […]

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