New TfL data showing funding to boroughs is £100m down on last year
Green Party Assembly Member, Caroline Russell has released new data showing that the Mayor’s flagship walking and cycling programmes are facing a £100 million black hole.
Caroline has compared last year’s TfL borough funding data with this year’s Streetspace allocations and found that nearly every borough is a million pounds down. Please see the below table for amounts specific to your borough.
A widening chasm is opening between the funding that was supposed to go to walking and cycling schemes in London and what has actually been handed out to boroughs this year.
“The Mayor tried to paint a positive picture over the summer, with hundreds of new schemes announced and programmes happening all over London, but the truth is funding is collapsing and the pipeline of new schemes is broken.
The Mayor should have an honest conversation with Londoners about which road danger reducing schemes will be scrapped, and what can be done in their place if temporary alternatives are needed.
At a time when the Bank of England is printing new money and urging action on climate change, investment in walking and cycling must be front of the queue and the Mayor should be pushing Government to do more.”