Boris pledges £3m roads bonanza
PUBLISHED: 09:14 17 December 2009 | UPDATED: 17:25 25 August 2010
A TRANSPORT package worth £3.4million to develop town centres and boost cycle links has been welcomed. Bexley cabinet member for transport, Peter Craske, supports the cash pledged by London Mayor Boris Johnson for 2010 to 2011.
A TRANSPORT package worth £3.4million to develop town centres and boost cycle links has been welcomed.
Bexley cabinet member for transport, Peter Craske, supports the cash pledged by London Mayor Boris Johnson for 2010 to 2011.
As well as £671,000 for essential road maintenance, there is £315,000 for work in Sidcup town centre and corridor to improve accessibility and traffic flow.
Welling town centre will get improvements to the pedestrian network, improved bus journey times and reduced congestion;
Another £210,000 is to be spent on facilities for bikes and cycle lanes.
Mr Craske said: "I welcome not just the £3.4million the Mayor has pledged to Bexley, but the new flexibility and constructive approach taken by Boris Johnson and Transport for London, which means we can deliver significant measures to tackle congestion and address the concerns of residents.
"We will be formalising our traffic and parking work programme in the new year, for 2010-11 and beyond. In the meantime, this investment towards our borough's transport needs is a solid start."
The Mayor of London's transport strategy sets out plans for the next 20 years.
Mr Johnson said: "Even in these tough economic times I am committed to providing this funding to all of London's boroughs.
"This time we're giving an extra focus to cycling - helping to provide the training, cycle parking and maintenance know-how to support the introduction of the first two Cycle Superhighways next year."
He added: "The investment means that across the capital town centres and public spaces are being overhauled, cycling and walking facilities are being improved, and roads are being made safer. We have cut red tape to make it easier for councils to choose the local transport projects that benefit their residents the most.