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"Why can't all cities have bike bridges like Copenhagen's new Cycle Snake?"

Link to BBC web site

"After years of waiting (eight to be exact), Copenhagen finally got its missing link. Cykelslangen, or Cycle Snake, is an elevated orange bike lane, wriggling its way over the harbour, seamlessly connecting the highway and the harbour bridge. Up until now our only options consisted of pushing our bikes up and down steep stairs, or taking ridiculous detours, in a narrow space haphazardly shared with pedestrians.

"Looking at it now, the solution seems so obvious: an elevated two-way bike lane at the first-floor level, leaving pedestrians on the ground, with the added benefit of a less stressful atmosphere. Even on our best behaviour, bad or insufficient city planning creates tension. But good design can relieve it, as is the case with Cykelslangen."

New Civil Engineer:(link)
"Plans unveiled for London’s first segregated cycle superhighway"

"Cyclists will be fully segregated from vehicles on London’s first cycle superhighway, under new plans unveiled by Transport for London (TfL).

"The two-way cycle lanes are to be built from Kennington Oval to Pimlico, running through the Vauxhall gyratory system. Currently, cyclists make up almost a quarter of rush-hour traffic through Vauxhall.

"There will also be more space for pedestrians, with around one square kilometre of new footway.

"Subject to a public consultation, work to build the route could begin in winter 2014.

"Mayor of London Boris Johnson said:
“In my cycling vision, I promised that the worst and most dangerous junctions would be safe for cyclists.

Vauxhall is the first. In the same week London hosted the Tour de France, I am perhaps even more excited by this plan, which will help cyclists every day for many years.”
"The new segregated track will be part of cycle superhighway 5 from Belgrave Square to New Cross. It will link to back-street ‘Quietway’ cycle routes at both ends.

"TfL is also working with Network Rail to widen the existing Vauxhall subway under the railway on the north side of Kennington Lane to provide a wider off-carriageway route for westbound cyclists.

"The public consultation opens today on the plans and will be open for comments until 14 September."

Link to:
"Have your say on a new Barclays Cycle Superhighway between Oval and Belgravia"

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