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Great Britain will construct high-speed bicycle road



Architect Norman Foster designed new system of bicycle paths in London. The well-known architect offers the courageous futuristic decision: 220 km bicycle road will pass, by his plan, over tracks. As well as in other big cities, the number of cyclists promptly grows in the capital of Britain because of jams and a rise in prices for tickets for public transport.

However in London a bicycle - not the safest way of movement: for example, within two weeks in the autumn of 2013 six cyclists were lost in road accident.

By means of the SkyCycle project Foster intends to secure and accelerate bicycle movement. As explains Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, sense of high-speed bicycle paths in separating two-wheeled transport from an automobile traffic.

Cyclists not only will cease to get to road accident, but also can avoid the street obstacles which are slowing down their speed, - traffic lights, railway crossings, automobile outcomes.

High-speed bicycle road already became reality in some cities: they are in the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany. German Goettingen even developed a 4-kilometer path for electrobicycles gathering popularity.