Southwark has been named ‘Transport Borough of the Year’ at the London Transport Awards.
The borough was praised for its investment in infrastructure to improve all modes of travel; the council recently announced that funding will double for each of the next four years, to over £8 million annually.
Southwark recently introduced a borough-wide 20mph speed limit, and has also seen an eight per cent increase in pupils walking or cycling to school, as well as a six per cent reduction in casualties on roads.
Councillor Mark Williams, cabinet member for regeneration, planning and transport, said: "As a council we’ve introduced a wide range of initiatives to make all road journeys safer and to encourage more sustainable travel options. This includes £21million of investment to improve roads over the next three years.”
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