Documenting things of interest on the journey to Ecobuild – one of the world’s biggest sustainable building events – was a way of generating more interest for the Green Westway campaign at the conference.
Cycling along the Jubilee Greenway from Ladbroke Grove to the Excel Centre in east London, meant travelling between the two most notable legacies of the 1960s London Motorway Box Scheme, the Westway and the East Cross Route. Intriguingly the two carriageways are also tied by dint of both overlooked by two replica Ernõ Goldfinger buildings, Trellick tower over the Westway and Balfron Tower by the Blackwall tunnel. It felt like an apposite juxtaposition to go between the Motorway Box Scheme’s two monuments to the car almost entirely away from the road; along the canal and then down one of Boris’s cycle super highways. This fact coupled with the initiatives encountered along the route, that included a mural made from waste Little Venice, a repurposed petrol station in Kings Cross and a park bridge a busy street in Mile End, showed how a sustainable future can be achieved
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