Cycling investment in Brent

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I am aware that a team of Cyclists will be meeting with London's Cycling Commissioner Andrew Gilligan on Wednesday 8 May to convince him that Brent needs a cycling investment. How will you decide which borough will be given investment? Also will Andrew Gilligan meet with the relevant transport officers at Brent Council to discuss the issues?


Answer for Cycling investment in Brent

Answer for Cycling investment in Brent

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Cycling Commissioner has twice met the Leader and elected members from the London Borough of Brent to discuss cycling issues within the Borough. At the second of these meetings, he also spoke to the Brent Cycling Campaign. A further meeting is scheduled.

My Vision for Cycling in London outlines my plans to transform the Capital into a city where cycling is a part of everyday life. TfL is only responsible for 5 per cent of the road network and all of the London boroughs are recognised as key delivery partners in achieving the outcomes of my Vision.

Approximately one third of the total investment by TfL in cycling will be allocated to London boroughs for the delivery of the programmes detailed in my cycling Vision. This is in addition to the funding that boroughs may allocate to cycling through their Local Implementation Plans.

Funding will be available to all of the boroughs for the delivery of a London wide network of cycling routes, such as the Central London Grid and Quietways. In addition to funding of specific routes, all boroughs will be invited to bid for additional funding to make cycling safer and to encourage more people to cycle. Brent, as an outer London Borough, will also be eligible to bid to become a 'Mini-Holland' for which a total of £100m is available over ten years.

Boroughs will also be able to bid for specific elements of funding through the Borough Cycling Programme, which will be published alongside Local Implementation Plan guidance. This includes funding for Cycle to School Partnerships, Cycle Superhubs and staff support to deliver the Vision in each borough.

Funding will be awarded based on the quality of borough bid submissions.