London Floating Cycle Path to Launch with a CrowdFunding Campaign

London, 1 September 2015 - The River Cycle Consortium Limited (RCCL), the group behind the proposed Thames Deckway, an 8-mile floating pedestrian and cycle path on the Thames, today announced that it will be funding the first feasibility phase of the project using the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.

Built in stages, the Thames Deckway will eventually run for eight miles close to the river’s south bank from Battersea to Canary Wharf. It will generate all its own energy from state-of-the-art wind, tide and solar technologies that are integrated into the Deckway’s pontoon system.

Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of the project Anna Hill commented:

‘The plan for the Thames Deckway has always been for it to be a citizen-led enterprise and free of reliance on government funding. That’s why crowdfunding is the perfect fit for us to kick-off the project. Anyone who wants to see a faster, safer, greener cycling experience for Londoners is invited to support our campaign.’

The project’s crowdfunding campaign will be launched in mid October. In the meantime, those interested in the project can find out more by following Thames Deckway on Facebook or @thames_ deckway on Twitter.

A campaign video supported by the Westminster Impact Hub Green Technology Scholarship is available at www.thamesdeckway.co.uk

 

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Contact name: Sophie Paton

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Contact telephone: 0207 269 6990 / 07739178473

 

About the Thames Deckway

The mission of the Thames Deckway is to provide a state-of-the-art, traffic free bicycle and pedestrian pathway through the heart of London for commuters, city dwellers and visitors to enjoy. The pathway will generate its own energy and be the first 100% road traffic free cycling artery through the heart of London. The project is being led by founding entrepreneur Anna Hill. Coinventor of the project is architect David Nixon.

 
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