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Billion pound boost for London's motorways

The government money will go towards making road improvements across London and the South East Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive

Plans to unveil a two billion pound boost to improve roads across London and the South East will be unveiled by the government later today.

The money will go towards expanding junctions on the M25 as well as building a new bypass on the A27.

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Report out today on London's 'lawless roads'

A report published today from London Assembly Green Party member Jenny Jones outlines key reforms that could make London's roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

The proposals call for authorities to assume injured pedestrians or cyclists deserve compensation unless it can be proved otherwise.

It also calls for the laws to be adjusted to encourage greater use of driving bans for longer durations.

Minister quizzed over cycling deaths

The Minister for Cycling will face tough questions today following the deaths of six cyclists on London's roads last month.

Robert Goodwill will face MPs just a few days after cycling round the city to test out the capital's cycle routes.

The Minister spent an hour cycling around London, from Kings Cross to Westminster via Camden, Southwark and Lambeth.

He said he saw both good and bad infrastructure during his ride, but also said he didn't feel 'in any danger at any time'.

Road boost for London

M25 motorway in London Credit: PA

London boroughs and Transport for London have awarded four new area based joint highway contracts. the agreements could save up to £450 million over the next eight years. The frameworks will cover both road maintenance along with the design and construction of new schemes.

It will apply to all roads across London.

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