Boris Johnson’s 2020 Vision for London includes a call to “four-track the Greater Anglia line up the Lea Valley” and praises the “wildflower meadows by the Lea”.
Sadly the section on the Lower Lea makes no mention of the Lea Valley Walk or the failure of the defunct London Thames Gateway Development Corporation (LTGDC) to complete its work on extending the riverside path down the tidal Lea.
The successor quango has a zone which avoids the problem.
An £80,000 crossing is needed at Cody Dock on the Newham bank now to unlock the potential.
The Mayor’s claims about the Queen Elizabeth Park being “a destination for sport, entertainment and leisure” including cycle paths would be more convincing if the cycle and walking routes connected.