China’s dizzying ‘Bicycle Skyway’ is the longest elevated cycleway in the world — take a look

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If residents of Xiamen, China want to avoid the city’s gridlock, they can now travel by bike on a new elevated cycleway.

Completed in February 2017, the Xiamen Bicycle Skyway covers five major residential areas and three business centers in the city.

Dissing + Weitling Architecture, the Danish architecture firm behind the structure, told Business Insider that the cycleway is the longest of its kind in the world.

Check it out below.

SEE ALSO: California once imagined a future without cars with this bike superhighway

Located in China’s Fujian province, the Xiamen Bicycle Skyway stretches nearly five miles and can handle 2,023 bikes at a time.

It hovers nearly 17 feet above the road …

… but just below the raised bus transit line, known as the BRT, in Xiamen’s downtown area. It connects with the city’s existing public transit at certain points, too.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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