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News article created on 22 March 2013

Transforming Tottenham riverside

The towpath along the River Lee Navigation in Tottenham is undergoing a £305,000 transformation as we start work to improve almost three quarters of a mile of towpath over the next six weeks.

Funded by Transport for London (TfL), we're rebuilding the towpath to create a better, more accessible shared use space between Tottenham Locks and Stonebridge Locks in Haringey. TfL is investing £305,000 from its Cycling on Greenways programme in Tottenham’s riverside.  The works are currently under way.

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.

Improving access

Jon Guest, London waterway manager at the Canal & River Trust, said: “The River Lee Navigation has a distinguished history and is a vital green lung stretching from the Thames to the edge of London and beyond. There has been a 21% increase in use of Greenways routes like towpaths in the past year and the funding from TfL is allowing usto make things better for the many people who visit the Lee every day. We’re transforming Tottenham’s riverside into a wonderful place for all the community to enjoy.”

David Rowe, Head of Borough Projects and Programmes at Transport for London (TfL), adds: “The towpath improvement work on this stretch of the River Lea Navigation complements improvements which were carried out in 2011/12 further north in Enfield. TfL continues to support the work of the Canal & River Trust by investing in towpath improvement works as the Mayor of London is keen to improve access to and along London’s waterways.”