Town Centre/Pedestrian Circulation Improvement Schemes

Plenary on 2004-01-14
Session date: 
January 14, 2004
Question By: 
John Biggs
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Ken Livingstone


How much TfL money will be spent in future years budgets on town centre and pedestrian circulation improvement schemes? If the view is developing that these are not really appropriate for predominately transport spending what other sources of funding do you envisage filling the gap and how will this affect previous business plan targets for delivering such schemes? .


Answer for Town Centre/Pedestrian Circulation Improvement Schemes

Answer for Town Centre/Pedestrian Circulation Improvement Schemes

Answered By: 
Ken Livingstone

TfL do indeed view town centre and pedestrian improvement schemes as appropriate for transport funding as evidence by our on going funding for initiatives through the Borough Spending Plan process. Funding is allocated under a range of headings including 20 mph zones, Safer routes to School, Streets for People, walking and town centres. The allocation to the London Boroughs in 2004/05 for the five initiatives mentioned above is £27m compared with £24.6m in 2003/04. In addition, TfL will continue to work closely with the boroughs to optimise additional sources of funding through Section 106 agreements and Business Improvements Districts (BID's) budgets.The Government's 2004 Spending Review will help determine the level of funding available to these borough programmes after 2005. The need for strategic investments of this sort highlights the benefits of TfL and the boroughs working together to maximise the settlement for London. .