City of London to receive share of £3.5m TfL funding for cycle parking spaces


TfL has awarded more than £3.5million of investment to 30 London boroughs to create 7,800 new cycle spaces in town centres, stations, schools and residential areas.

In the Cities of London and Westminster, 600 new spaces will enable even more people to cycle to key central London destinations.

City London Assembly Member, Unmesh Desai AM, said: “It’s really great that more local people are now choosing to cycle as part of their daily commute.

“We need the right infrastructure in place to accommodate this growing demand so it’s fantastic that TfL are investing in cycle spaces in our borough.

“Along with better cycle routes, this will make it easier and safer for Londoners to leave their cars at home and get on their bikes.

“It will also help to go towards clamping down on the capital’s toxic air which we know contributes towards the deaths of approximately 10,000 Londoners every year.”

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The funding is part of TfL’s Cycle Parking Implementation Plan, published last year, which showed that thousands of new parking spaces are needed to keep up with increased levels of cycling.

TfL is working with councils, schools, universities and hospitals across the capital to ensure the number of cycle parking spaces can meet demand.

Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said: “We are determined to get more Londoners onto their bikes to help to tackle congestion and make the city greener.

“As well as continuing to make cycling safer, we know it’s vital that we make the beginning and the end of people’s journeys as simple and hassle free as possible.

“Alongside our investment in high-quality routes, we are extremely pleased that this new funding for cycle parking facilities will enable thousands more Londoners from all corners of the capital to hop on a bike.”

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