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The largest single investment to modernize main road street lighting in the Capital’s history has been unveiled by the Mayor and Transport for London (TfL).
A new energy-efficient lighting programme will lead to a 40 per cent reduction in energy use by 2016 and will help reduce the cost of lighting on our road network. A Central Management System (CMS) will be introduced to remotely monitor and control London’s illuminations, while 35,000 street lamps will be fitted with Light Emitting Diodes (LED), as reported by Local Government UK.
Mayor Boris Johnson said: ‘With tens of thousands of lights marking the way on our road network it makes complete sense to focus energy and resources on bringing them up to 21st century standards.
‘This will not only cut carbon emissions and save money but it will also lead to even better and safer roads for Londoners.’
Across the Capital, TfL has around 52,000 street lights. As part of the Mayor’s pledge to cut CO2 emissions, the energy saving plan will be implemented over the next three years.
By 2016, the programme aims to reduce associated CO2 by around 9,700 tonnes a year and contribute towards approximately £1.85million of savings annually.
Dana Skelley, Director of Asset Management at TfL, said: ‘The performance and cost effectiveness of energy-efficient lighting has improved considerably over the last few years.
‘Our aim is to provide assets fit for the future and this programme to upgrade lighting on the Capital’s busiest roads is a simple, yet hugely effective way to not only reduce carbon emissions but to also reduce costs whilst providing better lighting of our road network.’
These improvements form part of the wider work that we are carrying out to tackle the challenges facing streets and roads.
During the next 10 years, we will be investing around £4billion into the Capital’s road network.
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