What is it to cyclescape?

A designer, as we know, is landscaping when they conceive planting and earthworks to edify viewers walking about a cultivated landscape. We could say they are streetscaping, when they are thinking of the space between buildings as some kind of room, framed by multiple buildings all having a collective duty to make that outdoor space legible and comfortable to pedestrians.

A designer is cyclescaping when creating largely paved open spaces with buildings arranged so as to look spectacular during a fly-through, only viewers can’t fly—the closest they can come to that, is to cycle. BIG’s proposal for a sweeping plaza/bridge in Stockholm, with buildings seemingly shaped by bicycle flows, is a good example of what I call cyclescaping. 

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