A floating cycle path has been proposed for the River Thames

A floating cycle path has been proposed for the River Thames

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The River Cycleway Consortium has been proposed as an east to west cycle path that would float on the River Thames for cyclists' safety

Following on from other exciting proposals for the river, a proposed route that would stretch 12 kilometres along the South Bank of the Thames – from the areas of Canary Wharf to Battersea – has been suggested to offer a new floating cycle path that would provide a safe car-free route for cyclists. That, and help to solve the city's "deep-seated traffic and pollution problems" according to experts.

  • "London needs to think outside the box of conventional solutions to solve its deep-seated traffic and pollution problems," said The River Cycleway Consortium 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." Ramps would allow cyclists to leave the floating route along its path. A number of stopping points and refreshment kiosks have also been proposed, while construction would apparently cost around £600 million mark, with cyclists being charged a flat rate for use of the path.

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