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Bexley 'mini-Holland' vision moves step closer

PUBLISHED: 10:05 03 September 2013 | UPDATED: 10:05 03 September 2013

L-r: council leader Cllr Teresa O'Neill, the Mayor's cycling czar Andrew Gilligan, Matt Winfield and German Dector Vega from Sustrans and Kat McKinlay from the Greater London Authority

L-r: council leader Cllr Teresa O'Neill, the Mayor's cycling czar Andrew Gilligan, Matt Winfield and German Dector Vega from Sustrans and Kat McKinlay from the Greater London Authority

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Bexley is one of eight London borough shortlisted for an injection of cycling cash from the Mayor of London.

The three winning boroughs will share £100million which will allow them to transform cycling in the borough.

Successful projects are due to be delivered as part of a five-year programme starting in 2014.

The other shortlisted boroughs are: Kingston, Merton, Newham, Richmond, Waltham Forest, Enfield and Ealing.

Bexley Council presented its vision to Boris Johnson’s cycling czar, Andrew Gilligan, in May.

Council leader Cllr Teresa O’Neill said: “It was great to meet Andrew and talk him through our plans.

“We told him that if the Mayor is serious about getting more people cycling, then Bexley is just the sort of place he should be targeting.

“We are excited about the opportunities this funding could provide, not just for cyclists but for everyone in the borough, since our ideas are planned to benefit a wide range of people and businesses.”

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