Investment plans for cycle improvements approved for submission to Mayor

Plans for funding walking and cycle improvements in Croydon have been approved to be submitted to the Mayor of London.

The investment plan of £9 million over three years in the transport network was approved by Croydon’s cabinet at a meeting earlier this month.

It includes resources for cycle-training, support for the rollout of a cycle hire scheme, new electric vehicle charging points and the delivery of schemes to create safer streets and increase walking and cycling to and from schools.

The strategy includes targets reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on London’s roads to zero by 2041 and increasing the proportion of journeys by foot, cycle or public transport in Croydon to 50 per cent by 2021.

Subject to the decision being called in to the Scrutiny and Overview Committee the paper will be sent to the Mayor and Transport for London for review and approval.

Councillor Stuart King, cabinet member for environment, transport and regeneration, said: “Getting transport infrastructure right is a key step in helping Croydon achieve its ambitious goals.

“We want to improve transport across Croydon, investing in making it easier for everyone to travel by bus, cycle or foot.

“We are investing in improving journeys and making Croydon a safer and easier place to live, work and visit.

“The Mayor’s priorities set out how to help everyone make the most of London and we are committed to delivering healthier streets and sustainable improvements for Croydon.

“Our plans will help support the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and will see road danger and traffic levels in Croydon reduced.

“It will also promote healthy streets and liveable neighbourhoods across the borough.”

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