The Avenue Verte/Greenway is a joint Anglo-French initiative helped by Europe, to develop a largely traffic free route between Paris and London (via the Newhaven – Dieppe ferry) for cyclists, walkers and horse riders. It is hoped a route will be in place for the 2012 London Olympics Games .
In England, the route uses the National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 21 between London and the South coast. In East Sussex, the Avenue Verte incorporates existing paths including the Cuckoo Trail and Forest Way, offering more than 30 km of traffic-free cycling, walking and horse riding along former railway lines.
In France, the Avenue Verte follows the former Dieppe to Paris railway for 40 km. It currently stops just outside Forges-les-Eaux but once complete, the route will extend to Paris almost entirely on traffic-free routes.