South London’s home to a few disused alleyways and ageing railway sidepaths, often the subject of curiosity and waste.
So when Louise from registered charity The Peckham Coal Line got in touch about a plan for a new elevated urban park built on a disused railway coal sidings in Peckers – we wanted to know more.
The aim of The Peckham Coal Line is to create a natural, physical and social link between two neighbourhoods and high streets. Supported by Southwark Council, Peckham Plex and the Mayor of London – to name a few – The Coal Line is a community-led initiative that aims to reconnect Peckham’s neighbourhoods via a new linear link park between Queens Road Peckham and Rye Lane.
The route is 900m-long and will run through the heart of Peckham passing through Victorian brick viaducts and the Bussey Building, before dropping down to a little-used nature reserve.
It’s good news for us cyclists as it will bridge the gap in a wider network of cycling and walking greenways between Brixton and the Thames.
The team are crowdfunding, they need to reach £66k. If you want to know more and support these guys you can visit their website here.
We’re keen to hear your views on the proposed Line so be sure to leave us a comment.
Over and out.