Construction work has started on the Greenway, an important cycle and walking route to the Olympic Park and green space both during the London 2012 Games and in legacy.
The multi-million pound improvement works will regenerate a 2.3km stretch of the Greenway which links the Olympic Park to Victoria Park and West Ham station. A resurfaced and wider cycle and footpath, new signage, seating and improved access points will open the Greenway up to thousands of spectators during the Games and local people in legacy. The construction will include the reuse of materials recycled from the Olympic Park such as bricks, manhole and drain covers, bollards, granite cobbles and kerbs. To create a greener space for people and new habitats for wildlife to enjoy the banks of the Greenway will be planted with wildflower meadows and native plants, bushes and trees including maple, hawthorn, hazel and blackthorn.