Vote for new walk and cycle route connecting Hackney and Walthamstow
You can help us win funding to create a new quiet walk and cycle route linking soon-to-be-open nature reserves in Hackney and Walthamstow by taking part in a public vote.
Exciting plans to connect Woodberry Wetlands, in Hackney, and Walthamstow Wetlands, in Waltham Forest - both due to open in 2016 - with a safe, green 3km ‘corridor’ that passes through parks and quiet roads, have been drawn up by the councils and London Wildlife Trust.
Roadspace will be given over to green space, new trees planted, and safety improvements made to streets, according to proposals submitted to the Mayor of London’s Big Green Fund.Now the idea has been shortlisted for funding, and we're asking residents to vote for our project, called the Wetlands to Wetlands Greenway. Cast your vote here: www.london.gov.uk/biggreenpoll
If successful, the scheme will allow cyclists and walkers to avoid the heavy traffic of Seven Sisters Road and connect with several other quiet routes, including links into central London and the Olympic Park.
Check out a map of the route at the top of the page
As well as connecting the new wetlands reserves in north Hackney and Walthamstow, the route will also help unite the communities living either side of the Lea Valley.
It will provide families and children living in some of the most deprived high-density urban areas in London with access to nature and green space, at the same time improving their health and wellbeing.”
We hope that this project will inspire the communities of Hackney and Waltham Forest to get active outdoors whilst they experience the natural world.
If given the thumbs-up, the route would be completed next March and take in Manor House Tube, Woodberry Down estate, Woodberry Wetlands, Stamford Hill, Clapton Common, Springfield Park, Lea Valley path, Walthamstow Marshes and Wetlands, and Walthamstow.
The Greenway is one of seven projects in the running for a slice of the Mayor’s £900,000 funding which will be used to invest in environmental improvements for the capital.
Voting closes on Monday, 2 March.