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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Olympics

The upcoming Olympics is supposed to be a green one. Is it all spin or do people really think it will be? I note that there is a plan to build a bridge over the Thames between Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf for bikes and pedestrians. That would be a good start.

I hope that they manage to strike a good balance between the urban environment and appropriate landscape gardening for the area. Personally I am all for more trees and would like to see a good selection of evergreen species to keep the area green in winter. I am also keen on a good burst of summer flowers and being British would love to see a field of roses. I hear that there is talk of giving a species of rose the name Olympic Rose. I am all for this.

If they are going to encourage people to cycle I would ideally like to get cycles off the roads and on to their own dedicated paths. It's far too dangerous out there with those buses pulling out and errant cab drivers.

1 comment:

Jean Wilder said...

If they get it right, what a legacy it would leave. There is so much mess to tidy up first! I love your idea about the roses...