Fwd: Bow Riverside Improvements, project bulletin, edition 1
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Date: 27 January 2011 18:06
Subject: Bow Riverside Improvements, project bulletin, edition 1
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Funding secured for safe riverside crossing at Bow
Funding for a £2.4 million project to construct a new waterside pathway and bridge at the A11 / A12 junction in Bow is now in place and work is due to start on site next month. Funders London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, British Waterways, Olympic Delivery Authority, Transport for London, Design for London and Walk London have come together to give walkers and cyclists a much more pleasant, and safer, alternative to the busy road crossing at Bow flyover.
Until now people following the River Lee Navigation north or south between Three Mills Island, the Olympic site and the Lee Valley Park beyond, had to leave the towpath at this point. Now a suspended waterside path below the flyover, and a bridge to the north of it, will be constructed, creating continuous 28-mile waterside walking and cycling route from the Thames at Limehouse all the way to Ware and Hertford. The new riverside crossing will provide a safe commuter route for those living and working in the local area and additional access to the Olympic Park and new residential developments at Sugar House Lane, Bromley-by- Bow North and South. By establishing additional linkages in the area and routes to the waterside, the project is also expected to drive further investment and development in this part of east London and is part of the wider waterside renaissance that's been seen across the capital in recent years.
The project will make it easier for people to access and explore the Lee Valley Regional Park and the pathways which follow the waterway through it. Reed-planting in the final phase of the project will also bring environmental benefits, providing an enhanced habitat for birds and fish.
The scheme is expected to take five months to complete and is being delivered by British Waterways working with Adams & Sutherland, Halcrow and May Gurney. There will be disruption to the water-space, so an alternative route has been identified for boats via the Hertford Union and Regent's Canal. Those traveling on foot, by bicycle or road should not be affected.
Welcome to the first Bow Riverside Improvements bulletin
This e-newsletter aims to provide regular updates on the development of the Riverside Improvements at the A11/ A12 junction in Bow. It is designed for local people, organisations and businesses in the area, project stakeholders and partners. We'll be sending these out at the key stages of the project and to highlight up-coming events, so look out for the next edition!
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