SkyscraperCity Forum banner
1 - 20 of 28 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
24,716 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Cycle above the 2012 Olympics in the 'Boris bubble'
04 February 2011 2:56 PM

Could this be the most fun way to see the London Olympics?

Boris Johnson this week revealed in a local paper interview his plans for an airborne cycling monorail in the Olympic Park in Stratford. He told The Docklands that he calls it "The Fly".



City Hall told me that plans were at an early stage but the idea would supplement the Hubble Bubble tower and could be an "irresistable visitor attraction".

A mayoral spokesman said: “This is one of a range of ideas the Mayor and his team are keen to explore to ensure we make the most of the Olympic Park following the Games.

"With outstanding sporting facilities and the Arcelor Mittal Orbit already confirmed the park is already set to be a huge magnet for communities and businesses. But an airborne cycling monorail could also prove to be an irresistible visitor attraction.”


One cycling monorail already in existence is the Shweeb, made in New Zealand. It has attracted $1 million investment from Google and involves cyclists pedalling inside a plastic tube that hangs from a monorail, reaching speeds of 25mph. As the video above shows, it looks hilarious.

But as Boris's plans for a cable car across the Thames come unstuck, could a similar fate await his latest flight of fancy? What's more, Londoners struggling with the fiasco that is the Jubilee line will be delighted to learn of the Mayor's latest fripperies.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,945 Posts
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes YES

^^ I approve!

This is exactly the kind of whimsical thing the park needs, a real visitor attraction, something a little different. I can imagine soaring through the trees now :D
 

·
Pompodian in Exile
Joined
·
1,791 Posts
What an absolute joke. Have you all gone fucking mad? Boris is a tit and all this BS he keeps coming out with (cable car, floating river walkway), which have absolutely no hope of becoming reality, demonstrate that. They're all a distraction from the sensible, serious things he should be doing (Thames bridges, decent cycle roots, Oxford Street/Regent Street, Parliament Square etc.).
 
1 - 20 of 28 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top