The agency has recently unveiled several schemes which include either wholly pedestrianised sections or significantly widened pavements as part of efforts to encourage more Londoners and visitors to walk around the capital and to reduce car use.
Over the past six years central government funding for youth services has been cut by almost £400m and at least 12,700 places have been lost. Mr Khan’s office has suggested this is linked to a rise in knife crime which in London grew by five per cent between 2014-15 and by 11 per cent in 2016.
Transport for London is currently waiting for ministerial approval to proceed with the scheme and a decision to omit it from last week’s Queen’s Speech has sparked concerns that the Government’s commitment to it may be waning.
Sadiq Khan’s decision to bring forward the Ultra-Low Emission Zone’s start date by 12 months risks plunging small firms into “significant financial hardship” according to the Federation of Small Businesses.