Greenway footpath, London
The Greenway is a 7-kilometre (4.3 mi) long footpath and bike freeway  in London, mostly in the London Borough of Newham, on the embankment containing the Joseph Bazalgette  Northern Outfall Sewer.
Greenway footpath, London
The western end of the Greenway is Victoria Park, London (London Borough of Tower Hamlets). The route runs alongside Wick Lane, under the East Cross Route to Fish Island. It then crosses the River Lea into Newham, continuing to Stratford and West Ham. The eastern end is at Royal Docks Road in Beckton.
The western half of the Greenway embankment is roughly at house eaves height giving a view over the surrounding flat area (see gallery pictures). Between Stratford High Street and Beckton the route is flat. There is a renewed tarmac surface along its full length, with grass kept short on either side and bushes/trees on the embankment sides. The tarmac area is the width of a narrow two way road allowing easy passing of pedestrians and cyclists, with approx the same width of grass on either side. 
The renovation of the Greenway was finished in July 2019, after the completion of major water supply works by Thames Water along the western half and the opening of the bridges over the Waterworks River and the City Mill River.
The older alternative name for the route is Sewerbank, with the name Greenway introduced after a renovation in the mid-1990s.
In 1931 Gandhi visited London for a period of 3 months for talks on the future of India, he based himself at Kingsley Hall in Bromley-by-Bow. His host there, the Christian Socialist Muriel Lester describedhis long early morning walks, beginning before sunrise, and which often took in the Sewerbank through Stratford to Plaistow. Gandhi enjoyed the elevated view the bank offered, and on these walks he would always gather a collection of well-wishers eager to speak to him.
Greenway bridge over the River Lea looking north
Northern Outfall Sewer (Greenway) over Manor Road A1011
Greenway footpath, London looking at Abbey Mills pumping station
Greenway overlooking Brampton Manor Academy
Greenway overlooking Newham University Hospital
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