High, low, fast & fluid lines

Blackfriars Green Bridge.

London Cycle Higher.

Garden Barge Network.

London Floating Flower Show.

Rail-roof gardens.

Air-rail gardens.

A map showing the location of the six green infrastructure projects.

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High, low, fast & fluid lines

Five opportunities to create new green spaces from transport infrastructure


London Cycle Higher: A fast cycleway cantilevered on the raised railway viaduct lines of South London would provide off-street cycling for commuters. The first phase of this project would see short connections of cantilevered cycleways that connect new ‘air-rail’ gardens on disused railway sidings.

Rail-roof Gardens: Unlike the elevated railway viaducts of south London, open, sunken railway lines weave from the periphery of north London into the heart of the city. Segments of these lines would be covered to provide linear green ‘rail-roof gardens’.

Blackfriars Green Bridge: The pillars of the old Blackfriars Bridge, which sit disused between rail and road, could be newly surfaced to provide an iconic green bridge over the Thames.

London Floating Flower Show: An annual flower show hosted on static pontoons at iconic locations along the Thames, where all of the new gardens would be maintained as a year-round attraction. The income generated would be used to maintain public open spaces belonging to adjacent local authorities.

Garden Barge Network: A series of floating gardens would provide tourists and locals alike with a new leafy perspective of the city from their vantage point on the Thames.




Greater London

Submitted by

Terra Studio Ltd and Michael Hughes


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