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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
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Businesses and landowners in Tottenham have given their seal of approval to our towpath improvements along the River Lee.
The towpath improvements we’ve carried out will make it more accessible and we hope to see more people than ever enjoying their time spent by the water, whether they be feeding the ducks, travelling to work or messing about on boats.
There are acres of parks and water in Tottenham and the River Lee cuts through the heart of them, making the towpath an important asset for the community. Members of Tottenham Landowners & Major Businesses Group are keen to continue to improve Tottenham’s Riverside to make the area even more attractive to locals and to the visitors who walk and cycle the Lea Valley.
Funded by Transport for London (TfL), we have rebuilt three quarters of a mile (1.1km) of towpath to create a better, more accessible shared use space between Tottenham Locks and Stonebridge Locks in Haringey. TfL has invested £305,000 from its Cycling on Greenways programme in Tottenham’s riverside. The works are supporting the Mayor of London’s Vision for Cycling in London and will help accommodate growth in walking and cycling while providing a safe and attractive environment for all canal users, with pedestrian priority.
Brian Fender, chair of the Canal & River Trust’s London Waterway Partnership, said: “The River Lee sweeps through Tottenham, from leafy Hertfordshire all the way to the Olympic Park. It’s a fantastic place for local people to come and relax and it deserves to be treasured. The towpath improvements we’ve carried out will make it more accessible and we hope to see more people than ever enjoying their time spent by the water, whether they be feeding the ducks, travelling to work or messing about on boats.”
David Rowe, head of Borough Projects and Programmes at Transport for London (TfL), said: “We are pleased to see the completion of the works to make the Tottenham towpath a safer and more accessible route for cyclists and walkers of all ages and abilities. We are happy to continue supporting the Canal & River Trust in helping to meet the Mayor’s objectives to encourage more use of London’s canals and to help breathe fresh life into our public spaces. More people are using the capital’s green and quiet ways to get from A to B and we are providing this kind of investment to ensure safe, responsible and sustainable use.”
Michael Polledri MBE, chairman of Lee Valley Estates, adds: “The resurfacing and realigning works carried out to the towpaths in Tottenham are yet another example of the excellent community initiatives that the Canal & River Trust is embarking upon.”
Boost for rare aquatic plants on Montgomery Canal
21 February 2018
Lock gates replaced on Berkhamsted Canal
20 February 2018
Pocklington Canal needs you
19 February 2018
North Wales and Borders canals are popular hot spots with boaters
16 February 2018
Plans submitted to transform Finsley Gate into leisure destination and community space
15 February 2018
New season of half term family fun at Standedge Visitor Centre
Pocklington Canal Amenity Society adopts section of Pocklington Canal
14 February 2018
Paddleboarding yoga group helps tackle litter on Nottingham's waterways