Detailed plans have been submitted for the second stage of a 5km running track around Greenwich Peninsula. Stage 1 is currently under construction and due to open in 2018. Stage 2 is due by 2020.
Rather than being solely a bit of paint at ground level, stage 1 is a kind of contemporary version of post-war elevated “streets in the sky” walkways.
Stage 1 starts at Peninsula Square by the tube station and then rises up and over pedestrian space on an elevated track. Areas under the track will see food stalls and cafes.
It passes through two riverside blocks of flats currently under construction before reaching the riverside, which stage 2 covers.
Stage 2 also sees new trees planted along the Thames walkway.
Future stages will see the track loop back around to a new park then over the Blackwall Tunnel approach road on this Santiago Calatrava designed bridge, which is part of the new transport hub revealed earlier this year.
The planning reference is 17/3349/R
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