Cyclists to benefit from link between Olympic Park and River Thames
Stratford's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be linked up with the River Thames as part of a £240,000 project.
Cyclists and walkers will soon be able to travel from the two sites on dedicated routes along the River Lea after Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced financial support for the Fatwalk initiative.
The scheme - by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) and Newham and Tower Hamlets borough councils - will involve the completion of the 26-mile Lea Valley regional park.
The landscape riverside route will connect new and existing parks, visitor destinations, communities and businesses as well as green space and waterways.
This includes creating new ways of travelling between Three Mills and Canning Town and linkages from the future Poplar Reach park and riverside walk.
Mr Johnson said: "It is essential that we continue to enhance London's green spaces as we build more homes and buildings to accommodate our growing population."