Bicycles in the Sky

Inhabitat reports on a Bulgarian designer who has a vision of a bicycle lane suspended in the air, taking bicyclists out of the line of traffic and onto a very precarious-looking track.
January 17, 2010, 5am PST | Tim Halbur
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Bridgette Meinhold writes, "Angelov's Kolelinia system consists of a series of towers connected by steel wires with a U-shaped rim. The connectors and wires operate in a similar way to a ski lift, except without using electricity. Bicyclists ride up to entrance and put their bike tires into the U-shaped rim and attach their specialized handle to the safety wire. Then they ride across just as though they were riding on pavement. At least that's how it works in theory. Kolelinia aims to create a new type of transportation experience, and can be installed using a minimal amount of resources."

Lots of pictures at Inhabitat.

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Published on Thursday, January 14, 2010 in Inhabitat
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