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£5million transport scheme boost

PUBLISHED: 15:32 16 December 2009 | UPDATED: 09:17 12 August 2010

A TRANSPORT package worth £5.2 million is set to improve life for bikers and pedestrians. The Mayor of London confirmed on Monday that Bromley will get the cash for improvements to its transport network from 2010 to 2011. As well as £887,000 for essenti

A TRANSPORT package worth £5.2 million is set to improve life for bikers and pedestrians.

The Mayor of London confirmed on Monday that Bromley will get the cash for improvements to its transport network from 2010 to 2011.

As well as £887,000 for essential road maintenance and £925,000 major schemes, £175,000 is to go on cycle training promotion to children, adults and families.

The off-road Cycle route 76 near Addington Road is to get improvements worth £85,000 to encourage more active travel.

Road safety measures at the Crossways, Mottingham are seto to include a pedestrian refuge, improved footway, dropped kerbs and tactile paving.

London mayor Boris 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 also giving an extra focus to cycling - helping to provide the training, cycle parking and maintenance knowhow 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 borough councils to choose the local transport projects that benefit their residents the most."

Funding for borough schemes is allocated each year by Transport for London.

London's transport commissioner, Peter Hendy, said: "Bromley has identified a range of small and large scale projects that will make a real difference to local people by improving town centres and public spaces, reducing the number of collisions on our roads, improving the environment and promoting greener forms of travel.

"Bromley will also have the flexibility to move certain funding between projects if, during the course of the year, they find more or less funding is needed for individual schemes.

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