BMW's answer to tackling crashes, congestion, and pollution: elevated paths just for e-bikes

Although it doesn't look like normal bikes will be welcome

Car companies often make forays into cycling to release posh new bikes, but BMW has taken a different approach with the suggestion of elevated roads aimed specifically at e-bikes.

Called the BMW Vision E³ Way (with E³ standing for elevated, electric and efficient), BMW says that the system of pathways would provide a "simple and effective" solution to tackling congestion and pollution in the world's largest cities, with the idea to provide "direct links between key traffic hubs, making it the perfect alternative for commuters travelling up to 15 km."

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.