£1.3 million for Greenway schemes in London

A £1.3 million investment is to go towards new and improved pathways in London as part of the Mayor's Great Outdoors Programme.

The Greenway schemes are flagship projects in the Great Outdoors Programme and usually in traffic free areas. They include many routes through parks and along canals, to benefit Londoners learning to cycle, and those who enjoy recreational cycling and walking.

Many of the projects support the Mayor's vision for a cycling revolution to turn London into a cyclised city where people can ride their bikes safely and easily in a pleasant environment.

London’s Great Outdoors is delivered for the Mayor by Transport for London and the London Development Agency working closely with the London Boroughs.

The programme is a pan-London plan to improve streets, roads, squares, and green spaces, supported by a commitment of £220 million over three years. It will see many areas of the capital transformed into community focused spaces with safer, greener and more accessible recreational areas.

Work will be completed on seven Greenway projects this summer, including a disused railway line being transformed into a pedestrian and cycle path and the revamp of previously unused routes through canals and cemeteries.

The scheme is part of a larger Transport for London’s £4 million 09/10 investment in Greenways.

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said: "We have a treasure trove of small parks and paths in our city that have been simply crying out for a little extra attention."

"By spending money on these schemes we can improve access to some of the most beautiful parts of the capital."

Further information:
London's Great Outdoors