This Proposed Floating Cycle Path Would Go Over the River Thames in London

By: Alyson Wyers - Oct 9, 2014
References: independent & fastcoexist
To deal with crowded London roads, a group proposed a floating cycle path on the River Thames. The biking route would stretch almost eight miles from Battersea to Canary Wharf and would cost about 600 million pounds. The River Cycleway Consortium came up with the idea of the Thames Deckway project after a crossrail for bikes was announced with two new separated bike lanes.

The floating cycle path is intended to offer Londoners a car-free commute that would let them traverse the city in only half an hour. River Cycleway Consortium Founder David Nixon sees the Thames as an under-utilized resource as "there's hardly any use of the River Thames from a transportation standpoint today."

The path would include four bike lanes that could potentially also accommodate pedestrians.