Mayor of London Boris Johnson gives �3.5m cash boost to Tower Hamlets’ transport system

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has pledged to invest �3.5m to get improvements to Tower Hamlets’ transport system moving.

The cash boost, to be dished out in the 2013/14 financial year, is aimed at improving cycle safety, traffic flow and public areas in the borough.

Mr Johnson has said �275,000 will be spent on improving cycle routes and providing training to promote safer cycling. There will also be a �100,000 allocated to improve pedestrian crossings.

“This funding will benefit all of London and everyone living in, working in or visiting Tower Hamlets”, he said.

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


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The money has been allocated through the Local Implementation Plan, which provides money for local authorities to spend on measures supporting the Mayor’s transport strategy.

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