Funding boost for street lighting

* Extra 440 million available * Improves road safety * Grants to local authorities...

Funding boost for street lighting

More cash for life-saving street lighting has been approved.

An extra 440 million has been set aside to improve street lighting, the Government announced today.

Transport minister Sadiq Khan revealed plans to make the money available to local authorities through Private Finance Initiative (PFI) credits.

Mr Khan said: 'Good-quality street lighting improves road safety and reduces crime and the fear of crime.

'This funding will help to create safer and healthier local communities by promoting more sustainable patterns of transport such as cycling and walking.'

Projects already underway
Currently, 19 street lighting projects are underway in England and 10 more have been approved.