Norman Foster proposes cycle network above London’s railways


Well-known British architect Norman Foster has recently unveiled a potentially revolutionary concept for the future of cycling in London, under the name of ‘SkyCycle'. The idea has been presented in partnership with Exterior Architecture and Space Syntax, and involves building elevated routes for cyclists above existing railway lines.

Proposals for the SkyCycle network have outlined over 220 kilometres of car-free cycle routes, with over 200 entrance points, covering almost six million people in its catchment area. Each route is reported to accommodate 12,000 cyclists per hour, and expected to improve journey times by up to 29 minutes.

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