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Boris wants to double spending on London's roads

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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has set out a transport spending wishlist which includes doubling spending on the capital’s road network.

Transport for London’s (TfL) new draft Business Plan outlines investment needs for the next ten years.

Under current arrangements agreed with Government, funding for the Mayor’s plans is secure until the end of the 2014/15 financial year.

TfL is now arguing for a steady stream of Government funding over the next decade.

The TfL Business Plan contains  an unprecedented doubling of planned spending on London’s roads over the next 10 years rising from a planned £1.9bn to £3.8bn.

Around 80 per cent of journeys each day in the capital are made using roads and the Mayor’s investment will look to target congestion as well as manage the competing demands between different types of road user.

Next year, the Mayor’s Roads Task Force will set out the priorities for investment in London’s road network for all road users.

Safety will be a key element of the work, which includes a programme of action to improve junctions that were first designed many decades ago as well as introducing more new technology at traffic signals and pedestrian crossings.

 
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