Newham Council expands transport connections
Head of Regeneration at Newham Council in London, Robin Cooper, will be speaking at our Healthy Cities forum at The Crystal Building in Docklands.
We are delighted to invite Robin back after he spoke at our March IET event in which he described how the regeneration of the Olympic Park site has been very good for Newham and wider London, by opening up previously inaccessible land to everyone.
This project provided the catalyst to create the Lea Way, a three mile green "lung" which connects the Park to the River Thames, making an excellent facility for cyclists, runners and walkers. The new public realm and also the connectness is very important for the health of the borough's communities..
Robin will be talking on 9th October about the benefits and challenges of being one of the most connected London boroughs for transport and how this effects regeneration plans. The tube, DLR and expanding City Airport with over 4 milion paassengers a year and a daily flight to New York, are all in Robin's area.
The Crossrail train service from Shenfield through Newham and Central London to Heathrow and Maidenhead is due to launch next year. Deutsche Bahn is planning a service direct from Germany by 2019. The north-south Crossrail 2 is planned for 2026-28 and campaigns are building to get a branch line from Hackney through Stratford and East Ham to Barking.