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A proposal for a new east-west cycleway that would float on the River Thames has been unveiled by a consortium of architects, artists and engineers formed to promote the development of better cycling links in London. The Thames Deckway aims to provide a solution to the British capital's "deep-seated traffic and pollution problems". Proposed for a 12 kilometre stretch from Battersea in the west to Canary Wharf in the east, the cycleway would run close to the south bank of the river – away from the main water navigation channel. The project by River Cycleway Consortium Ltd would provide a car-free route and potentially slash the journey time from end to end to half an hour by bike… Beautiful Facet: DYNAMISM
Launched on 1 April 2015, the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation’s purpose is to use the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of investment in HS2 and Crossrail to develop an exemplar community and new centre in north-west London, creating opportunities for local people and driving innovation and growth in London and the UK. OPDC’s task is to transform and integrate one of the most inaccessible areas in London into a well-connected, world-class transport interchange, deliver housing and commercial development, surrounded by sustainable and thriving neighbourhoods and valued amenity space... Beautiful Facet: SYNERGY