The Mayor of London has announced funding for boroughs to deliver transport, town centre and public space improvements.
Transport for London (TfL) will invest £148m in Local Implementation Plans that support the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, as well as a further £70m for other schemes, including funding for strategic walking and cycling programmes such as Quietways, Mini-Hollands and Liveable Neighbourhoods. This will be key to delivering the Mayor’s Healthy Streets vision of a city that is more pleasant to live and move around in.
Kingston is set to receive £2.4m to help make the borough's streets greener, healthier and safer. This includes £916,000 to deliver reconfigured crossing facilities and route approaches along Wood Street, complementing mini-Holland's proposals for the area and completing the Gloriana Major Scheme.
On hearing the news, Councillor David Cunningham, Kingston Council's Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, said:
"We welcome this continued funding commitment from the Mayor of London. Managing growth is a challenge, but with the Mayor's ongoing support, Kingston is keen to embrace it. The schemes which TfL is helping to fund will enhance the lives of people living and working in Kingston, and at the same time, add to the unique charm and character of our Royal Borough."
Last year the borough received £778,000 for Kingston Riverside public realm improvements. How the council uses this money to support its sustainable transport ambitions is set out in the borough's Local Implementation Plan (LIP).