When Bikes Fly

Martin Angelov is proposing a new idea to transportation problems; Have bikes "fly" above the city. His systems works through system of cables and u-channels which connect bike paths in a city to allow the free flow of bike traffic above the streets. These systems could be mounted above busy intersections, or over larger obstacles like freeways.

While the idea at first seems crazy, after looking into it I have begun to think it just might be successful. The figure below shows how the system works, by having the user ride the bike in a u-channel. Their handle bar is connected to a second cable, which stabilizes the bike.

To get a look at the system details, visit his website. Found via SwissMiss.