Mayor provides £4.4m investment in transport for Haringey to help boost the local economy

14 December 2012
  • TfL to help reduce costs and co-ordinate works on the boroughs main roads to reduce impact of roadworks

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has today announced £4.4m for Haringey to invest in transport projects that will benefit the local community.  

TfL has allocated the money through Local Implementation Plan (LIP) funding for the borough to spend on projects that support the Mayor's Transport Strategy.

The funding is awarded to support projects in the London boroughs that will make cycling safer and easier, improve walking facilities, make roads safer, smooth traffic flow and breathe new life into town centres, public squares and local shopping areas to boost the local economy.

The £4.4m funding package in 2013/14 will finance a range of transport projects in Haringey, including:  

  • £500,000 for regeneration improvements along the Green Lanes corridor. Works will include repaving roads as well as foot and cycle paths, improved pedestrian crossings, new trees and street decluttering. This will complement funding from the Outer London Fund to achieve a significant improvement to the urban realm and to support regeneration
  • £149,000 to fund a range of cycling initiatives within Haringey including the development of a cycle hub at Wood Green
  • £270,000 for a resident-led scheme in Warwick Gardens which will introduce cycle routes and address access issues

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: 'This funding will benefit all of London and everyone living in, working in or visiting Haringey. 

'A world class city deserves a world class transport system and the borough will use this money to make significant improvements for local people.'

This year, two new measures have been introduced which will help the boroughs to drive down their costs, deliver value for money and minimise the disruption caused by construction works and road maintenance.  

Boroughs can use the new London Highways Alliance Contracts (LoHAC) to avoid the need for each authority to separately appoint contractors to undertake works. 

Local investment

These are four area-based joint highway contracts awarded in November by TfL and the boroughs to reduce costs, provide consistency in the quality of works and materials and to minimise disruption.

In addition, projects undertaken on main roads in the boroughs will be co-ordinated by TfL so that the method and timing of roadworks is managed to reduce their impact in the Capital and associated inconvenience and disruption to residents and road users.

London's Transport Commissioner, Peter Hendy CBE said: 'We are working in partnership with Haringey and with all the London boroughs to bring real improvements to communities across the city. 

'The borough will be using this investment to fund hundreds of projects that will benefit all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians. 

'Public squares and local shopping areas will be rejuvenated, attracting more people to the area to boost the local economy.'

Last year in Haringey, it funded cycle training for 772 children and 146 adults, nine accessible bus stops, 360 new street trees, 68 new cycle parking spaces, Turnpike Lane/West Green DIY street (project that encourages people to shape and design their street) introduced with new cycle and walking routes and 40 street trees.

Notable larger projects already underway in Haringey include the Wood Green Town Centre project which received £3.6m from Major Scheme funding to improve pedestrian and cycling accessibility, improve the public realm and address traffic congestion, road safety, bus reliability and parking and loading issues. 

The project is currently being designed and consulted upon with implementation expected to start summer 2013.

Notes to editors:

Each borough produces a LIP to demonstrate how they plan to implement the Mayor's Transport Strategy locally. 

While individual projects are the responsibility of each borough.