Fulham Palace Road to benefit from TFL cash injection
Dec 17 2010 By Greg Burns
Fulham Palace Road
A CASH injection of £2.6m will be pumped into improving transport links around Hammersmith and Fulham.
The funding has been allocated by Transport for London (TFL) and approved by Mayor of London Boris Johnson with work expected to begin in 2011.
Projects to benefit from the money will be £135,000 plans to improve signs and maps for pedestrians in the borough through the Legible London system.
A total of £540,000 will also be spent developing Fulham Palace Road including measures to smooth traffic, upgrading pelican crossings and levelling road surfaces to make it easier for people using wheelchairs or buggies.
Mr Johnson said: "This funding will allow the boroughs to make real improvements to town centres, provide better cycling facilities and makes roads safer across the capital.
"I am especially pleased we have been able to cut the red tape that used to surround these schemes and give the boroughs more freedom to choose how they want to spend money and improve local communities."
Peter Hendy, London Transport Commissioner, said: "Delivering the Mayor's vision for transport in London is an ambitious task and it is essential we work in partnership with the London boroughs to make it happen.
"This investment will play a significant role in continuing to improve transport access across the capital."