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approaching lockdown

Preparations for final lockdown: A security guard looks out from the bridge. A razorwire-topped barrier-cum-landing stage spans the river beneath. View from Lea Navigation towpath bridge over the Old River Lee, 25/06/2012Preparations for final lockdown: A security guard looks out from the bridge. A razorwire-topped barrier-cum-landing stage spans the river beneath. View from Lea Navigation towpath bridge over the Old River Lee, 25/06/2012

Lockdown is from July 3rd, @diamondgeezer had the details. The boater community (on Continuous Cruising licences) will be queuing up at the locks, displaced by British Waterways' high-paying tourist clientelle. Cyclists and walkers will loose their privileged access to the towpath.

Update, Sat 7/7:
A little late in the day cycling and walking folk are up in arms. Suddenly there's a protest website and there's to be a demo, the Guardian's been live-blogging it. Lockdown LOCOG have gone that extra mile and issued a 'statement'.


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