Though London’s SkyCycle, a new super-highway for bicycles, is still in the stages of early development, the plans sound promising. While SkyCycle’s main concerns are with the growing city’s congestion problems, the steep commuting costs, and the overall health of its citizens, we think the aesthetic is impressive as well, via fastcoexist
Beyond the obvious benefits of getting more commuters on bikes–from better health to less congestion and pollution–the network could also start to transform the city in other ways. “You might think of it as a cycleway, but it’s also a new way of thinking about the compact city,” says Huw Thomas, a partner at Foster + Partners.
The network could distribute goods along with people. “The easiest way to describe it is a glorified airport baggage handling system,” Thomas explains. Goods could automatically travel along SkyCycle, and be delivered either to homes or offices immediately along the route, or stored in lockers for a cyclist to pick up along their commute.
video courtesy of exteriorarchitecture
Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.
Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!
Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — Alibaba to invest $15b in tech, set up research labs around the world
Wearables — Hand beading mimicry
Electronics — Trigger happy oscilloscope?
Biohacking — Biohacking: Visioneer – AI Glasses to Assist the Visually Impaired
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.