The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) have announced £4m worth of funding for London’s Biking Boroughs to create cycle hubs and cycling communities in Outer London.
From February 21, the 13 Biking Boroughs will have the opportunity to bid for a share of the £4m funding to spend over a three-year period.
Funding will be awarded on a bid basis with TfL assessing each submission though the decision as to what combination of cycling improvements the money will pay for will be made by the individual boroughs.
Thirteen boroughs were awarded Biking Borough status in 2010 with each borough local authority receiving £25,000 to develop their Biking Borough strategy.
Creating Cycling Hubs
When signing up last year to the TfL’s Biking Boroughs scheme, the boroughs all pledged to put cycling at the heart of their local transport delivery plans with the aim of creating a local culture of cycling with a focus on creating cycling infrastructure in town centre locations or key areas in the borough where the potential for increasing cycling is greatest.
The 13 Biking Boroughs in the scheme are Barking and Dagenham, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Haringey, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston, Merton and Redbridge
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said: “I promised a cycling revolution for the whole of London. This funding will enable our friends in Outer London to develop exciting ways to make cycling bloom in their boroughs making it easier to replace some short car journeys with pedal power.”