Urban Cityscape Idea: Elevated Bike Path

Urban Cityscape Idea: Elevated Bike Path

The bike-friendly / green environmentalist movement is going global. In London, Foster + Partners has proposed an incredible plan to transform the city’s railway structures by installing networks of elevated cycling freeways above the existing railway lines. The 220 km “SkyCycle” not only serves to beautify the metropolitan cityscape with its futuristic design, but also promotes safety for city-bikers and ‘green’ commuting. Furthermore, existing roads used by motorists would be unaffected traffic-wise, which proves to be a huge plus in the congested city.

With a projected cost of $361 million USD, London’s “SkyCycle” is already receiving strong support from Network Rail and Transport and could become a reality by 2035.


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