London boroughs granted £17m for bike parking and safety training

Money will put 15,000 drivers to cycling awareness training, says TfL

London's cycle commuters will benefit from £17.3m extra to improve cycle safety and parking

London’s 32 boroughs will share £17.3m to build more cycle parking, provide cycle training and awareness courses for motorists and HGV drivers.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London (TfL) announced the three-year funding programme today which claims the money will put up to 15,000 motorists through Safer Urban Driver courses and deliver 5,000 extra bike spaces in the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Waltham Forest.

Johnson said: “As part of my Cycling Vision, we are engaging in a vast £1billion programme of improvements to transform cycling in London. Making some of this money available directly to the boroughs will help ensure that cycling developments reach communities across the capital.”

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In December last year a consultation was launched on a grid of cycle lanes across central London that is part of Johnson’s bid to ‘de-lycrafy’ cycling in the capital.