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Amazing cycle super highways making bikes the transport of the future
Peter Shadbolt, for CNN
1:01 PM EDT, Wed October 7, 2015
Courtesy of Foster + Partners
One of London's more ambitious proposals, the Norman Foster-designed elevated bike paths would use existing rail routes to shoot cyclists around the congested city. The design would comprise a total of 221km of bike paths on 10 routes, accommodating 12,000 cyclists per hour.
Courtesy of River Cycleway Consortium
A proposal for a floating bike path that would use London's oldest thoroughfare, the river Thames. The 12km stretch would connect Battersea with the Docklands and slice the cycling time between the two destinations by 30 minutes.
The London Underline concept seeks to transform the city's disused metro tunnels into a network of underground pathways for pedestrians and cyclists. London has 250 miles (400km) of metro tunnels and 18 "ghost" tube stations which are not used.
Courtesy of Transport for London
London is now counting on the bicycle as a true transport solution. The city's mayor Boris Johnson has pushed through a proposal for a 24km segregated bike path that will connect the east and the west of the city by 2016.