Wednesday, October 15, 2014
If you ever walk one of Walk London's walking routes, as I did at the weekend, they have news for you.
From the 1st November the Walk London website will no longer hold the route information, so will be taken down. Route information will start to appear on TfL’s website, including great new Legible London maps and updated directions. We will be keeping a webpage to let you know about the walking weekends and direct you to the new information but all directions and downloads for the routes will no longer be found at www.walklondon.org.ukThat's right, TfL are taking down the Walk London website before its replacement is fully up and running. All the printable maps and directions for the Capital Ring, London Loop, Jubilee Greenway etc will disappear, and may take several months to reappear in a new format on the TfL website.
If you are walking any of the routes and were planning to download information in the coming months we suggest that you do that now as the not all of the new information will be on TfL’s site immediately. You will still be able to find maps of the routes on www.walk4ife.info of course. Any enquiries about the routes should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.orgBad planning, copyright issues or thoughtless management? Whatever, it's hard to view this move as anything other than contemptuously stupid.
Update: "The changes are due to limitations on what TfL can fund, like many government bodies they can no longer fund any external websites."
This sounds very much like the application of government cost-cutting protocols. But the remaining mystery is why TfL's replacement site won't initially be able to host Walk London's existing resources.
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