Higher/Faster/Greener

Elevated cycleways would offer rapid travel across the city, with cycle hire stations, cafes, leisure opportunities and cycle maintenance stations included.

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Higher/Faster/Greener

Building in the air space high above active railway tracks can provide multi-use connective places with some of the best views in the city, says LUC and The Royal Parks.

Their proposal Higher / Faster / Greener proposes linking together the C18th majesty of Royal Parks Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park and Green Park, with the C19th design of Battersea Park (83ha) via an innovative and world-class C21st greenway above the existing railway routes.

This would create stronger community ties with a whole new London neighbourhood, with housing and services, parks, wildlife areas, food-growing and amenities, and a new urban park connected directly into Victoria station.

A series of greened traffic-free streets would complete the connections into existing parks north and south of the river, taking London’s ambition to be the greenest capital to a new level.

Categories

- Connectivity across the capital
- Transport

Location

Central London

Submitted by

LUC and the Royal Parks

alison.king@landuse.co.uk

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