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News article created on 21 October 2015

Regent’s Canal towpath improvements nearing completion

Improvements to a one mile stretch of the Regent’s Canal towpath that runs alongside London Zoo and Regent’s Park are nearing completion.

We've been improving the towpath between Lisson Grove and Cumberland Basin, home to the floating Chinese pagoda restaurant. Work includes repairing uneven surfaces and bridging gaps in the towpath that originally housed gates to stop people using the towpath at night time.

£300,000 project

Funding for the £300,000 project comes from Transport for London, as part of the Mayor’s Cycling Vision programme, bringing improvements on roads, in parks and along waterways.

Tav Kazmi, Canal & River Trust enterprise manager, said: “The canal is a real oasis in central London and provides important connections for people walking and cycling through the city.  This popular stretch of towpath had become uneven, and was prone to puddles, so we’re really pleased to have been able to make it better for the thousands of walkers, boaters, cyclists and runners who use it.”