London's SkyCycle Concept
on 11 January 2014
Over the past decade, cycling has exploded in popularity in London. Despite the city's best efforts to allocate a safe space for bikers on crowded roads, accidents persist at staggering rates with 14 riders killed in 2013. British architect Norman Foster proposed a "cycle utopia" concept this week, dubbed SkyCycle. The lofty idea places 10 cycle routes above the city's expansive train system with over 200 entrance points for easy access, allowing for vastly increased safety and efficiency for bikers in the Big Smoke with elevated pathways offering both a cost and space effective solution.