Canals and rivers can be busy and lively spaces. From this week, you'll see some new signs on campus encouraging you to Share The Space, Drop Your Pace – a new initiative that's all about inspiring people to be more aware when using the towpaths around Paddington Central.
To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water we're working together with the Canal & River Trust, who have devised this towpath code:
Share the space
Towpaths are popular spaces to be enjoyed by everyone. Please be mindful of others, keep dogs under control and clean up after them.
Drop your pace
Pedestrians have priority on our towpaths so cyclists need to be ready to slow down. If you're in a hurry, consider using an alternative route for your journey.
It's a special place
Our waterways are living history with boats, working locks and low bridges. So please, give way to waterway users and be extra careful where visability is limited.
To learn more about the excellent work the Canal & River Trust do to look after over 2,000 miles of waterways, please visit their website.