Greenway, London

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The Greenway is a footpath and cycleway in east London (mainly London Borough of Newham) constructed on the embankment containing the Northern Outfall Sewer. The western end of the path is at Wick Lane in Old Ford (Bow) in London Borough of Tower Hamlets and it crosses Stratford, West Ham and Plaistow. The eastern end is at Royal Docks Road in Beckton. It was known locally as Sewerbank before a full renovation in the mid-nineties. Work has taken place to resurface and renovate the route - especially around the Olympic Park.

Until late 2014 a section of the Greenway is closed between Marshgate Lane and Stratford High Street due to Crossrail building work.<ref name=diversion>'Temporary Closure of the Greenway', Crossrail</ref> The section of the Greenway between the Hackney Cut canal and the observation, information, education, cycle hire and cafe building (called View Tube) near Pudding Mill Lane DLR station was closed until December 2012 due to Olympic legacy building work.

The Capital Ring Walk (section 14) follows the Greenway for most of its distance. The point where the Greenway runs above the former Marshgate Lane in Hackney Wick is the closest the public can view the London Olympic Stadium.

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See also


  • Bloomingdale Trail, Chicago, United States
  • High Line, New York City, United States
  • Promenade Plantée, Paris, France
  • Maidashi ryokuchi, Fukuoka, Japan



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