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New cycle route connects Bethnal Green and Victoria Park

PUBLISHED: 17:25 31 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:25 31 May 2013

Cycle route opening. Left to right: Annette Jezierska  of Sustrans, Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman and, Dick Vincent (Canal and River trust)

Cycle route opening. Left to right: Annette Jezierska of Sustrans, Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman and, Dick Vincent (Canal and River trust)

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A cycling and walking route between Bethnal Green and Victoria Park was opened last week.

The path’s completion was overseen by travel charity Sustrans, and aims to provide traffic-free access between attractions such as Roman Road Market, Victoria Park, and the V&A Museum of Childhood.

Sustrans’ north London area manager Bryn Lockwood said: “This new route is fantastic for residents and visitors to Bethnal Green, helping them walk and cycle more easily through the local parks and green spaces.

“It is vital that we continue to make the capital more accessible by creating more routes that provide people with the opportunity to walk and cycle everyday so we all have the opportunity to be fit and healthy.”

The opening ceremony, held at the Ecology Pavilion in Mile End Park on Thursday, also gave enthusiasts the chance to have their bikes fixed for free.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets Lutfur Rahman pointed to £150,000 investment in cycling as evidence of his commitment to helping promote the means of travel.

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