This Proposal Turns London's Underground Tube into a Moving Walkway

By: Cadhla Gray - Sep 12, 2015
References: weburbanist & dezeen
A London underground moving walkway would increase efficiency and speed in travel times as well as decrease the obese population. The unique architecture proposal came from NBBJ and sets out to turn a part of the London Underground's tube into a giant moving walkway.

The concept suggests that the Circle Line would become a set of three adjacent conveyor belts to walk along, starting at three mph and moving to a maximum speed of 15 mph. The architecture firm states that it would increase travel efficiency especially as there would be no need to stop at stations.

However, there are certainly drawbacks to think of. Delays could occur from fallen or injured walkers, creating a backup of angry pedestrians in an enclosed space. However, if intelligent design solutions are suggested, this moving walkway could be a genius plan to encourage exercise and improve traffic.