Insightful article on the sky-cycle proposals for London.

Foster's Skycycle proposal is simply a new 'layer'' in the stacked and separated city, but sets out to solve a problem that simply does not exist in the first instance. There is more than enough space for pedestrians and cyclists in the centre of London (see here for yourself if you don't believe me). What there is clearly not enough space for is everyone to drive a car in the centre who would like to; this is why London did not build more Westways and ring roads . It's why it introduced a congestion charge . The city knows that it has to limit the growth of motor traffic in the city in order for there to be sufficient space for everything else a city is supposed to do (like provide education and seats of learning, places of commerce and economic space, centres of connection and knowledge exchange etc)

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/212216?inf_co...

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