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Foster + Partnersí SkyCycle and the technological sublime


Roberts, LS and Fleming, S, Foster + Partners' SkyCycle and the technological sublime, Proceedings of the 7th International Urban Design Conference, 1-3 September 2014, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 108-120. ISBN 978-1-922232-20-5 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper investigates the proposal for the SkyCycle bicycle network in London and its relationship to how we think about cities and transportation today. We draw upon the concept of the technological sublime as a way of analyzing city form and the role of contemporary urban cycling. The continued fascination with the technological sublime, and the intertwined social and economic systems that valorize it, influence how we see cycling today, and how we expect cyclists to behave. We attempt to uncover the unspoken values that underlie the SkyCycle proposal in order to understand the range of reactions to the proposal.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:bicycle infrastructure, London, Industrial Revolution, urban design, cycling culture, technology
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Urban and regional planning
Research Field:Transport planning
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable transport activities
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable transport activities not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Roberts, LS (Mr Lee Roberts)
UTAS Author:Fleming, S (Dr Steven Fleming)
ID Code:98119
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Architecture
Deposited On:2015-02-02
Last Modified:2016-05-11

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