Boats double-moored west of Islington Tunnel
Improving provision of short-stay moorings
Developing ‘custom’ short-stay moorings (including pre-bookable sites, ‘eco’ moorings and berths for boat maintenance)
Developing winter moorings while minimising impact on other boaters
Better facilities provision and management
New and improved methods of communicating with boaters
More business boats at key sites
Retaining access for other activities such as fishing and canoeing
Even so, the Trust accepts that space in London is finite, and that the Strategy “cannot on its own address an ongoing growth in boat numbers”, which will be “to the detriment of all users” if they carry on rising at current rates.
CRT warns that this could mean developing options for craft numbers to be “managed and potentially limited” in very busy sections of canal.