Biking boroughs (1)

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you confirm that Biking Boroughs will have no extra funds to directly address barriers to cycling in Outer London?


Answer for Biking boroughs (1)

Answer for Biking boroughs (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The principle behind biking boroughs is to enable a borough to develop strategic plans that maximise the economic, health and environmental benefits of cycling.Biking boroughs seek to promote cycling in an integrated way; combining smarter travel interventions and investment in infrastructure and traffic management. All of these measures to address the barriers to cycling in outer London can be delivered via existing LIPs funding, so that no additional funding streams are currently proposed. It's a question of using our resources in a smarter and more integrated way.However, TfL is currently reviewing what practical support boroughs would need to achieve their aspirations as biking boroughs. In practice this is likely to include supporting the sharing of best practice among boroughs and assisting in disseminating information on key cycling issues.I am investing a record £111.3M this year in cycling. This is not only on infrastructure projects such as the Cycle Hire Scheme and Cycle Superhighways but also borough level training and cycle parking across London.