Hand-me-down bike routes of highest order

Landscape and urban design consultancy Habitation, have hit the press today with a vision to recycle Sydney’s monorail as a 3m wide elevated shared path for cyclists and pedestrians. Though ramping cyclists up to this level is not being tabled as part of their vision, right now, one could easily imagine Habitation’s proposal being worked up in such a way as to be of serious benefit to a city where no one can move at many times of the day.
As cyclists we’re used to hand-me-down infrastructure. The streets have been taken by drivers who vote, who won’t give them back. So we look to waterways, brownfield tracts, abandoned tunnels, or anything else we can claim. Here’s a link to the story in today’s Sydney Morning Herald (via my brother-in-law Chris).

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