Romford Town Centre gets £1.25M for improvements for cyclists and pedestrians

The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have today announced the first round of winners of a new multi-million pound funding programme, which will transform neighbourhoods across the capital into greener, healthier, more attractive public spaces.

Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Haringey, Havering, Lewisham and Waltham Forest boroughs were all successful in their initial bids for funding from the new ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ programme, which is the first scheme set up to directly deliver the Mayor’s new Health Streets Approach across London. The seven boroughs will now develop their proposals further to secure a share of the £114 million in funding for their schemes. They will involve changes to town centres and their surrounding residential areas to directly improve conditions for walking and cycling, while reducing traffic dominance and supporting businesses by making local town centres more attractive.

Romford Town Centre, Havering

  • The project will enable more walking and cycling in Romford town centre by making the busy Ring Road easier to cross on foot and by bike. Existing subways will be replaced by pedestrian and cycle crossings at street level along with new bus lanes and public spaces

At this stage £1.25m is being given to the boroughs to help develop their proposals further.

Borough Potential total funding, including non-Liveable Neighbourhoods sources (£m)
 Ealing  8.6
 Greenwich  5.4
 Hackney  10
 Haringey  5.8
 Havering  7
 Lewisham  2.9
 Waltham Forest  2.3

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