Deal to boost walking and cycling schemes in capital

Kier and Costain are among five firms to have won places on a £800m Transport for London framework for roads in the capital.

The two are joined by Eurovia, FM Conway, and VolkerFitzpatrick, with Kier winning its spot in a JV with Tarmac.

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TfL wants to complete more cycling schemes under the framework

The six-year surface transport infrastructure construction framework will cover construction of future walking and cycling schemes, including TfL cycleways.

It will also cover construction and renewals of infrastructure capital projects including roads, bridges, tunnels and river assets.

TfL said the new contracts will be used to boost levels of walking and cycling across the capital, adding that these projects would be vital to enable more people to make journeys by bike and on foot after lockdown restrictions are eased.

The body issued guidance last month encouraging construction workers to walk or cycle to sites after images were shared on social media of packed tube trains and stations during the latest lockdown.