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.”

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.