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Boris unveils £5.6m transport package for borough

Thu 27 December 2012, 9:34 am

London Mayor Boris Johnson has earmarked £5.6 million to spend on improving Bromley's transport connections over the next financial year.

The cash, which will be allocated by Transport for London (TfL) through the Local Implementation Plan, includes some £2 million for Bromley North Village renewal and public realm improvements alone.

A further £820,000 is earmarked for reducing congestion at borough traffic hotspots, including Sevenoaks Way, modifying traffic signals with works in Beckenham and Bromley town centres.

Also included in the package is £347,000 to boost cycling in the borough  through extra training for adults and children, and the development of new off-road cycling links.

Johnson said the funding would also include £128,000 to support the Bromley Area Action Plan raise the profile the town centre and other district shopping streets.

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

TfL said that over the past year Bromley’s Local Implementation Plan had funded the installation of some 279 cycle-parking spaces, provided cycle training for 2,319 children and 234 adults, improved five pedestrian crossings and paid for a selection of walking-promotion events at schools.

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