Cycle ways

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Bikeology blog, stories | No Comments

In 1897 a wealthy American businessman named Horace Dobbins began construction on an elevated bicycle toll-road planned to stretch from Pasadena to downtown Los Angeles, servicing the 30,000 cyclists in the Los Angeles region.  Only 1.25 miles of it was built.  Similar modern schemes include the 2004 Velo-city by Toronto architect Chris Hardwicke, Copenhagen’s 2012 bike-superhighway, and London’s 12 Barclays Cycle Superhighways, planned to be completed in 2015.  Norman Foster & Partners has also proposed the SkyCycle, covering 130 miles of London’s rail network.

 

 


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