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Dozens protest against road through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

PUBLISHED: 11:07 02 August 2016 | UPDATED: 12:44 02 August 2016

Local residents protesting about a 10ft concrete bridge for buses and HGVs running next to apartment balconies, a new school, and a new play park next to the entrance to the Olympic Park on Monier Road

Local residents protesting about a 10ft concrete bridge for buses and HGVs running next to apartment balconies, a new school, and a new play park next to the entrance to the Olympic Park on Monier Road

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Nearly a hundred people protested against plans to build a busy road through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park last night.

Local residents protesting about a 10ft concrete bridge for buses and HGVs running next to apartment balconies, a new school, and a new play park next to the entrance to the Olympic Park on Monier RoadLocal residents protesting about a 10ft concrete bridge for buses and HGVs running next to apartment balconies, a new school, and a new play park next to the entrance to the Olympic Park on Monier Road

The group braved the rain on Monier Road pedestrian and cycle bridge in objection to proposals for a road between Stratford High Street and the A12 in Hackney.

Protestor Paul Reynolds, 51, of Roach Road, said: “It will create a rat-run through the Olympic Park which will lower the air quality.”

An online petition has generated 700 signatures while 120 letters will be sent to the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

An LLDC spokesman said: “This new bridge will significantly improve connections around Fish Island, Hackney Wick and into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, helping the area properly benefit from the regeneration investment being made there.”

For more, view the petition by clicking here.

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