A tree-lined walking and cycle path that will link Edmonton to the major Meridian Water regeneration project site has received a £720,000 boost in funding from Transport for London.
The route will connect Cemetery Walk with Angel Gardens at Conduit Lane and create a handy new path to link to the Meridian Water site, which will feature 10,000 new homes, shops, businesses and leisure facilities. The walkway will include lighting across its entire length, as well as an avenue of trees, shrubs and wildflower meadow planting to help promote wildlife and complement the existing watercourse.
It is close to the Angel Gardens activity zone, which is a playground offering parkour and outdoor gym equipment. Councillor Guney Dogan, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “This will be a fantastic route that links two of the Council’s most ambitious projects – Cycle Enfield and Meridian Water.
“The plans are to provide a safe and convenient path that will benefit both people walking and cycling while also providing a beautiful outdoor space for the community and residents to enjoy at their leisure.”
Cllr Dogan added there has been an increase in cycling in the borough. He explained: “Transport for London figures support the data from our own cycle counters, which show average increases of cycling levels of 52% along Green Lanes when comparing 2016 and 2018 data.
"This clearly shows that if you create the right conditions, more people will choose to cycle. As we build the wider network we look forward to seeing the number of people cycling continue to grow.” Work on the path is due to start later in the summer subject to approval. Meridian Water is a £6bn, 20-year regeneration programme led by Enfield Council. For more details visit: www.meridianwater.co.uk
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