London to get cycling superhighway?

by cp

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damn, how amazing would this be? and how wet, for about 70% of the year? where’s the roof?!

seriously though, this project, called ‘SkyCycle’ and designed by architect and bike geek Norman Foster, actually has the backing of the UK’s Network Rail and Transport for London. ingeniously, the pathway would be “hoisted aloft above railway lines, allowing you to zip through town blissfully liberated from the roads.”

sounds fantastic. interestingly enough, there was a precedent, back in the 1890’s in California, though the elevated platforms that were built soon fell into disrepair once the auto industry established its hold on the American imagination.

California dreaming
California dreaming

seems we’ve come full circle in the past 120 years. now is the time for the SkyCycle – let’s hope it comes true.

read the full article on this in The Guardian.

 

3 thoughts on “London to get cycling superhighway?

  1. Dont know if any of you know this: but there was a spate of cycling deaths in london, one a day for a week almost. Wonder if this is part of managing that?

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