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Down by the river: low tide; March 2015

A quick look at the river on the east side of Greenwich Peninsula on a chilly Saturday morning.

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Greenwich Thames Path cyclists told to make way for driverless cars

Greenwich Council is quietly doing some very good things on cycling – like boosting cycle lanes, and experimenting with new on-street parking facilities.

But it’s still capable of doing some very dumb things – such as closing a cycle lane on the Greenwich Peninsula so it can be used for trials of driverless cars. 354 more words

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Greenwich Peninsula social cleansing: Council loses battle to keep developer document secret

Residents on Greenwich Peninsula have won an 18-month battle to force Greenwich Council to release a document that influenced its decision to scrap all ‘affordable’ housing on a key development there. 880 more words

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Local homes for local people on the Greenwich Peninsula

I enjoyed reading Matthew Pennycook’s blog post at Greenwich.co.uk¬†regarding the Greenwich Peninsula this week. My interest in the Peninsula is two-fold: From the windows of my flat in West Greenwich I can observe the cranes and the ever-growing high-rise construction changing the East Greenwich skyline forever. 550 more words

Housing

The Changing Face of the Thames

Yesterday’s run along the Thames from Woolwich to Greenwich is a standard one in my ‘repertoire’, but it was made all the more special due to the light created by the bright winter sun that had emerged from the gloom as I reached the Thames Barrier. 186 more words

Running

Emirates Air Line cable car now has NO regular commuters

853 exclusive: It had just four regular commuters last year – now the Emirates Air Line cable car appears to have NO regular users at all between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks, according to figures issued by Transport for London. 967 more words

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The Gas Holder

The East Greenwich Gas Works of the South Metropolitan Gas Company was the last gas works to be built in London, and the most modern. Originally manufacturing town gas from coal brought in by river and exporting coke and chemicals, the plant was adapted to produce gas from oil in the 1960s. 124 more words

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