Cycle Access to the Olympic Park

Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)


What measures are you putting in place to maximise cycle access to the Olympic Park? Do you have any plans to improve the towpath along the River Lee from Broxbourne to the Olympic Park so that people in the Upper Lee Valley can access the Olympic Park either by cycling or on foot?


Answer for Cycle Access to the Olympic Park

Answer for Cycle Access to the Olympic Park

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

We are working closely with local boroughs and cycling and walking membership groups, to fully consider the opportunities for cycle access to the main Olympic parks. The commitment to joint working is being supported by a range of studies into capacity, the potential to create demand, and a specific examination of the potential for walking and cycling access along rivers, including the Thames. The River Lea and Lea Navigation have also been studied specifically, and the potential for upgrading facilities for active travel to the Games are now being considered by TfL and British Waterways.

The response of cycling groups and TfL Cycling, Walking and Accessibility team to the consultation Olympic Transport Plan will be guided by the feasibility of using the waterways.