Noted that existing borough funding from Transport for London (TfL) for the 2020/21 financial year has been withdrawn by TfL and that instead London boroughs are expected to bid to TfL in accordance with their guidance for funding for schemes that deliver the London Streetspace programme.
Noted that bids have been submitted through June on a rolling basis as per TfL guidance for a programme of temporary and experimental measures in the Royal Borough of Greenwich (RBG) that align with the London Streetspace programme, as set out in this report.
Approved the allocation of Highway budget, if TfL streetspace funding is not forthcoming, for the schemes already implemented on an urgent basis to facilitate social distancing and protect residents. These schemes comprise those in Woolwich, Greenwich and Eltham town centres and the emergency school streets at Invicta, Wyborne and Charlton Manor primary schools.
Delegated authority to the Assistant Director for Transportation to approve, determine and implement London Streetspace measures and ‘Strategic Traffic or Parking Management Schemes’ for Covid-19 purposes in the borough which have receive external funding and to spend the external funds up to £4,011k amount for those purposes, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment, Sustainability and Transport.
Noted that a summary of funding bids will be posted on the Council’s website, with regular updates in light of funding allocations and scheme development.
This decision is subject to call-in until 5pm - 3rd July 2020