30 Dec '13, 2pm

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TreeHugger first showed landscape architect Sam Martin's SkyCycle proposal for a separated, elevated bike lane in the sky last year, to almost universal derision in comments. Then Lord Foster joined the party, and has just released updated renderings of the scheme to place bike lanes on top of rail corridors. He tells the Sunday Times: “Cycling is one of my great passions — particularly with a group of friends. I believe that cities where you can walk or cycle rather than drive are more congenial places in which to live. “To improve the quality of life for all in London and to encourage a new generation of cyclists we have to make it safe. However, the greatest barrier to segregating cars and cyclists is the physical constraint of London’s streets, where space is at a premium. SkyCycle is a lateral approach to finding space in a congested city.” © Foster and Partners Cycli...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/london-have-bike-highways...

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