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growth in popularity over recent years. They’ve become cool, great places to visit and relax, or as attractive routes to get to places, whether by water or the towpath.
“We’ve seen in other areas where we’ve made towpath improvements how much it can help people, but to be able to upgrade such a huge stretch is really unprecedented.
“It will hopefully make visiting the canal better for those who already love it, as well as encouraging more people to find out what the waterways have to offer.”
The route will be incorporated in TfL’s Quietways network across London of high quality, well signed routes, guiding people along less-busy backstreets, parks, along waterways or tree lined streets.
The Trust is holding a series of drop-in sessions along the route on-board its information boat Jena and is encouraging anyone with ideas or views on the improvements to go along or get in touch.
The investment comes as the Trust recently launched a towpath code ‘Better Towpaths for Everyone’ following consultation with more than 2,000 towpath visitors and interest groups. The top three issues raised were:
The need for improvements to the towpaths Better signage Better behaviour between visitors
For more information about the project, including the dates of the drop-in sessions, visit c a n a l r ive r t r u s t . o rg . u k / bettertowpaths.
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