Bike Paths and the City of the Future, from London to Montreal

Bike Paths and the City of the Future, from London to Montreal

I am a fan of the graphic novel series Les Cités obscures by Schuiten and Peeters, which depicts life in autonomous, futuristic city-states that are, above all, very strange. But, there is a bit of this fantastic world in the new project by the well-known British architect Norman Foster , who has proposed the creation of a network of overhead, aerial bicycle paths… above the train lines of London’s suburbs! Named Skycycle, Foster has sincerely championed this slightly far-fetched project that has also received the support of transportation authorities. It will provide urban cyclists with a network of 220 kilometers of bicycle routes – free of traffic, aside from other bikes. “I believe that cities where you can walk or cycle, rather than drive, are more congenial places in which to live,” declares Norman Foster. “By using the corridors above the suburban railways, we could...

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