Congestion (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2008-11-12
Session date: 
November 12, 2008
Reference: 
2008/2539
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

With reference to your answer to question 2313, could the Mayor clarify how much of the £161m grants that TfL makes to boroughs is allocated to reduce congestion?

Answer

Answer for Congestion (1)

Answer for Congestion (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As explained in my answer to question 2313, boroughs are able to fund, with TfL support, congestion reduction and/or mitigation measures under a number of the existing LIP Funding programmes. These programmes, which include Principal Road Network Renewal, Local Safety, Walking and Cycling, School Travel Plans, Area Based Schemes and Bus Priority account for some £145m of the £161m total allocated. However, it is not practical for TfL to provide a detailed analysis of the expenditure focussed specifically on reducing congestion. As you will have seen in 'Way To Go' I place great importance on reducing congestion and would expect this to feature prominently in the framework for managing the next round of Borough Local Implementation Plans (LIPs).