Blue Ribbon Network

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The Blue Ribbon Network is a policy element of the London Plan relating to the waterways of London, England.[1]

Aside from the River Thames, the major components of the network are:[2]

  1. Grand Union Canal
  2. Regent's Canal
  3. River Lee Navigation
  4. River Brent
  5. River Roding
  6. River Rom
  7. River Crane
  8. Beverley Brook
  9. River Wandle
  10. Ravensbourne River
  11. Silk Stream
  12. Pymmes Brook
  13. Salmons Brook
  14. Moselle Brook
  15. Ingrebourne River
  16. River Cray

The network also includes docks, reservoirs and lakes and covered over sections of rivers. The London Plan promotes the use of the waterways for leisure, passenger and tourist traffic, and the transport of freight and general goods. The canal part of the network makes up 90 kilometres (56 mi) of waterway.[3] The London Waterways Commission advises the Mayor of London on the implementation of the waterways policies.[4]


  1. ^ Greater London Authority - Blue ribbon network policies Archived 10 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Greater London Authority - The blue ribbon network Archived 31 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Greater London Authority - London's water spaces polices Archived 26 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Greater London Authority - Mayor announces key appointments to London Waterways Commission[permanent dead link]. 4-1-2006.