London could soon have a floating bike lane on the River Thames

The entire bike path could be traversed in as little as half an hour.
By Thor Benson   |   Updated Oct. 6, 2014 at 7:03 PM
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LONDON, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- London could soon have a floating bike path that sits atop the River Thames if a new proposal goes through. Artists, architects and engineers came together and designed a bike path that would float along roughly seven miles of the river to help lessen traffic and make a safer place for bikers to travel.

It's called the "Thames Deckway," and the project would cost almost $1 billion. The group bringing forth the project is named River Cycleway Consortium Ltd, and they believe "London needs to think outside the box of conventional solutions to solve its deep-seated traffic and pollution problems," the company said in a statement. "The Thames offers vast, untapped potential to ease and improve London's infrastructure problems. What is needed is imagination to unleash it." They plan to charge a little over $2 to ride on the bike path if the project goes through, and it could also be used by walking pedestrians. The consortium claims the project could be up and running within two years of approval.

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