The London Underline
Gensler’s vision for London’s unused spaces and surplus infrastructure, The London Underline, would offer London the world’s first network of subterranean pedestrian and bike paths.
The London Underline won ‘Best Conceptual Project’ at the 2015 London Planning Awards. Momentum Transport Planning and Pavegen consulted on Gensler’s design.
The design would see disused London Underground tunnels transformed into parallel byways – one for cyclists and the other for pedestrians – to ease congestion on the streets above.
It would not be directly linked to ground level but would be accessed from Tube stations – Boris bikes would be available for hire at the entrances.
Currently the plans suggest using tunnels between Green Park and Charing Cross Road and between Holborn and Aldwych – right in the heart of the city – although they say there are plenty of others that could be adapted.
Read The Independent – What you need to know about The London Underline: HERE