Petition calls for diversion of cyclists away from Hackney towpath

Regent’s Canal towpath in Hackney is being 'clogged' by bikes

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An alternative route for cyclists should be built to curb the rise in bikes clogging up a canal towpath in London, urges a petition.

The Regent’s Canal towpath in Hackney is the subject of an online petition and a prospective councillor is demanding the segregation of cyclists away from the towpath and also the adjacent Commercial Road.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.