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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.

CANAL WORK: Lon­don Assem­bly has pub­lished a re­port on whether to cre­ate more canal boat moor­ings in Lon­don on the Grand Union Canal

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