Canal & River Trust’s blueprint for London released
PUBLISHED: 11:45 31 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:45 31 July 2019
The CRT has launched its ‘prospectus for London’, highlighting the ways that its waterways can contribute to “good growth, prosperity and wellbeing”
The Canal & River Trust has launched its 'prospectus for London', highlighting what it sees as the ways that its waterways in the capital can contribute to "good growth, prosperity and wellbeing".
- "Grand Union Canal Quietway", the development of the towpath in West London as a walking and cycling route, based on a study which suggests that more than half of commuters using the River Lee towpath would have driven or taken public transport if the waterside route had not been available.
- Using waterways for heating, cooling, drainage and building materials transport for new developments.
- Eco-mooring zones with charging points as a contribution to cleaner air
- More use of towpaths for routing electronic communication networks
- Barges for transporting domestic waste for electricity generation, and construction materials for Crossrail 2 if approved.
- Habitat enhancement for wildlife on the River Lee
- Development of long-term moorings in quieter areas
See the website to download the full document.