Brent given �6.1m from the Mayor of London to improve the borough

Cash injection from Boris Johnson will be used for a variety of makeover projects

Brent will be given �6.1million to invest in making school routes safer, improving road safety and revitalising public areas.

The cash injection from the Mayor of London will also see walking and cycling facilities improved and public squares and shopping centres spruced up.

Announcing the funding today (Friday), Boris Johnson said: “A world class city deserves a world class transport system and the borough will use this money to make significant improvements for local people.”

Bus stops will be given a �85,000 makeover to make the more accessible and a further �150,000 will be spent to reduce road casualties and improve parking facilities in the borough.

Brent’s School Travel Plans will benefit with a �270,000 cash boost to improve the pedestrian safety on school routes as well as making them more accessible.

Two new measures have already been introduced this year by TfL which aim to minimise the disruption caused by construction works and maintenance on Brent’s main roads.

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Last year in Brent, TfL paid for 47 new off street cycle parking spaces, cycle training for 422 children and 119 adults and also updated travel plans for 43 schools to encourage walking and cycling to school,

Next year will see the Harlesden Town Centre project receive a �2.8m boost to continue with improvements on the town centre, including road safety, better conditions for walking, cycling and public transport and an improved look and feel to the area.