Mayor opens improved riverside walk

Mayor of London Ken Livingstone was on the South Bank yesterday to open the newly refurbished riverside walk between Oxo Tower Wharf and the National Theatre.

Ken Livingstone said: "Refurbishment of the riverside walk is another major step in the regeneration of the South Bank, one of London's most important public spaces, which is undergoing a renaissance. I am delighted to say that two of my functional bodies, Transport for London and the London Development Agency, have supported the scheme with over 1.25 million funding which will improve the quality of the area for pedestrians and provide greater access to the river."

Chair of South Bank Employers' Group Ian Coull said: "Reconstruction of the riverside walk demonstrates our commitment to improving South Bank for those who visit, live in or work in the area. I am proud that we have brought such a high quality of urban design to this important part of the embankment."

George Barlow, Chair of the London Development Agency, said: "South Bank and Bankside are important destinations for London's visitors and the area's residents. The London Development Agency is pleased to have provided significant funding towards the construction of a safe and accessible walkway which will be of benefit to everyone visiting the area on foot."

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