Day 342: Kolelinia – “floating” bike lane

11 12 2010

If riding your bicycle in traffic is too nerve-jarring, a Bulgarian architect named Martin Angelov’s concept may solve the problem. The floating bike lane in the sky is called “kolelinia,” a system of steel rims and towers connected together much the same way ski lifts are connected. The idea is that the cyclists would ride up to the entrance, put their bike tires into the U-shaped rim and attach a specialized handle to the safety wire. The rider himself would be attached to a safety harness. The system isn’t intended to replace traditional on-the-road cycling, but rather to offer an alternative within congested areas. (View more illustrations by clicking the image below.)

Neat concept, but for those of us who are horribly afraid of heights, I’ll take my chances riding in traffic.

Koleninia concept bike lane.

Life’s a journey. Enjoy the ride!

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2 responses

12 12 2010
Marcy

I foresee running into a lot of squirrels. I would like to try it though…perhaps over a safety net the first few times. It will be interesting to see if anyone picks this idea up!

12 12 2010
Alice - cyclingproject365

Good point, Marcy. I hadn’t thought about the squirrel issue. I’m pretty sure you couldn’t talk me into trying this even with a safety net. 🙂

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