The High Way

On the south side of the High Way would be a public park with cafés, lawns and playgrounds, and stairs and lifts linking it to every street the High Way crosses.

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The High Way

A 32m-wide elevated park for west London

The High Way is a proposal to relieve west London of the Westway – a section of motorway infrastructure gridlocked with traffic every morning and night – by turning the whole thing into an elevated park.

While indebted to Paris’s Promenade Plantée and New York’s High Line, the High Way would be an altogether different animal at a proposed 32m wide. It would become London’s belvedere – a high vantage point paced out in a great arcing skyline of chestnut trees rooted in a timber framed spine.

Commercial and social enterprises would animate, cultivate and fund this park in the sky. Each organisation would be responsible for a piece of land where a thick layer of bio-remediated topsoil supports a productive urban growing environment, making sure that every business, café and restaurant on the High Way would be self-sufficient for food.

Category

Transport

Location

- Hammersmith and Fulham
- Kensington and Chelsea
- Westminster

Westway

Submitted by

Adaptable Neighbourhoods

cany@ashsak.com

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