Harrow Cycling (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2974
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given the urgent need to improve air quality in London and the high benefit: cost ratio of cycle schemes, why is cycle funding for outer London boroughs such as Harrow so low?

Answer

Answer for Harrow Cycling (2)

Answer for Harrow Cycling (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Quietway routes being taken forward to feasibility/definition stage are those that are supported by cycling demand data, considered to be deliverable, are supported by the Cycling Commissioner and are also supported by the host borough(s) at both officer and political levels. The routes have also been chosen so as to provide a good geographical spread. Therefore the £123 million has been shared between all 33 boroughs.

I acknowledge the high potential for cycling in outer London, which is why, in addition to the Quietway routes, TfL have allocated £100 million to three London Boroughs through the Mini-Holland programme.