I once quipped to a mate while taking the tube to Hammersmith, 'they should just pave over the District Line and make it a walkway, because it would probably be faster.' Lol, we got a good laugh out of that one. Anyway, like many of my best ideas, someone's gone ahead and beat me to it.
According to the Guardian, a design firm called Gensler has come up with a concept for underground walkways and bike paths below the streets of London. Dubbed The London Underline, it would utilise existing tunnels which have fallen out of use. Disused train lines, portions of old track and bomb shelters all lie beside the lines already in operation for the tube. Gensler feel they can be put to use, and I've got to say I totally co-sign this idea.
This could ease a lot of pressure as the capital's population continues to surge. Check out the video proposal below.
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