The Mayor of London’s main transport adviser is warning a “significant” number of schemes will have to be shelved by Transport for London because of its funding crisis.
The London Standard reports that Deputy mayor for transport Heidi Alexander has told the London Assembly transport committee that tube station schemes, road maintenance programmes and the speedy roll-out of more cycle lanes are all at risk.
It quotes her as explaining the requirement for TfL to make at least £300m of savings this year, to comply with the £1.08 billion bailout deal accepted by Sadiq Khan last month, would make it harder to achieve its long-term aim of getting more Londoners out of their cars.
It says full details of the projects to be abandoned are due to emerge over the coming weeks, prior to being agreed by the TfL board on 28 July.
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