Exclusive: Sadiq Khan underspends on London cycling by £142m

Laura Laker 8 Feb 2019 Sadiq Khan has underspent on promised cycling budget by £142m over a three year period as schemes are 'held hostage' by councils London mayor Sadiq Khan faces renewed questions over delivery of his active travel programme after official documents this week revealed a £142m underspend on cycling under his watch. Khan’s ambitious plans for cycling infrastructure in London, including a £100m funding boost announced in December, have been widely applauded. However, Green Assembly Member Caroline Russell, who spotted the official underspend figures this week after a series of questions to the Mayor, now says delays put air quality improvement plans at risk and raise questions over whether the money can now be spent at all. For its part, Transport for London (TfL) says it is ‘frustrated’ by a lack of progress on the matter. However, it said ‘lots’ of consultation and construction is planned for ...

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