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‘Mini Holland’ cycling bid

We are committed to making Merton a great place to cycle. Merton was named as one of eight boroughs to receive funding from TfL as part of the Mayor’s Cycling Vision. Whilst we did not achieve full Mini-Holland status; Merton’s bid was considered by TfL as ‘exceptional’ and the borough looks set to receive between £10m-£15m to implement parts of our bid. The exact amount of funding we will receive is still to be confirmed. With such a significant investment, we plan to radically improve our streets and spaces to make cycling as safe and convenient for everyone, including children and families, as it is in Holland.

Ideas from our bid will continue to develop in consultation with residents and businesses, including installing segregated cycle lanes, cycle priority at busy junctions and rejuvenating existing underused alleyways to link up different parts of the borough with cycle ways as part of a coordinated network.

Our bid to improve cycling is ambitious and innovative, combining new facilities and improved infrastructure. Our Expression of Interest document can be viewed below.

We were successful in being shortlisted as one of the final eight boroughs in the bidding process. You can read our final bid below

The Mayor’s announcement was made on 10 March 2014. When our funding package is confirmed, we will refine our proposals and consult further with our communities in summer 2014. The announcement can be viewed here Suburbs transformed for cyclists in £100m ‘mini-Holland’ revolution (London.gov.uk website)

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This page was last updated on Wednesday 7 May 2014