xiamen bicycle skyway

Xiamen Bicycle Skyway

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Xiamen Bicycle Skyway
Elevated bicycle pathway along the BRT route (public bus skyway), pedestrian bridges, ramps, roundabouts, bicycle parking, bicycle service pavilions and points of interest.
Xiamen, China
2016-2017

Completed 2017

Lenght, total: 7,600 m
Width: 4.8 m

Client: The City Government of Xiamen, Xiamen Municipal Planning and Design Administration
Architect: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Contractor: CSCEC Steel Structure
Engineer: JSTI Engineering

Renderings: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Photos: Ma Weiwei

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Xiamen Bicycle Skyway
Cykelbro langs eksisterende BRT rute (bushøjbane) inklusiv fodgængerbroer, tilkørselsramper, rundkørsler, overdækket cykelparkering, servicepavilloner og udsigtspunkter.
Xiamen, Kina
2016-2017

Udført 2017

Længde, total: 7.600 m
Bredde: 4,8 m

Bygherre: The City Government of Xiamen, Xiamen Municipal Planning and Design Administration
Arkitekt: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Entreprenør: CSCEC Steel Structure
Ingeniør: JSTI Engineering

Visualiseringer: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Fotos: Ma Weiwei

Xiamen Bicycle Skyway

Bringing biking back to the people of Xiamen

Xiamen Bicycle Skyway is the world’s longest bicycle bridge and China's first suspended bicycle path on raised platforms. It is a safe and joyful experience to the citizens in Xiamen and an answer to the increased traffic congestion and pollution. It helps solve a pragmatic transport-related problem, while at the same time make a city greener, more liveable and accommodates the needs of the many.

Xiamen Bicycle Skyway enhance mobility, connectivity and accessibility between people in Xiamen as an elevated bicycle pathway along the busy traffic road that integrates pedestrian bridges, ramps, roundabouts, bicycle parking, bicycle service pavilions and points of interest.

The project has received great international media publicity and made it to the top in Danish Design Award 2019. As the winner of the new category, Livable Cities, the solution is recognized as “having a positive effect on the city environment and ecology”.

The Danish Design Award Jury 2019 says:

Bringing new life to an otherwise dead part of the city and integrating different forms of traffic, the Skyway solves a very complex challenge. Skyway involves Danish architects reviving a part of Chinese daily life – cycling culture – in a new context. The design quality is impressive for a project on this scale, and the Skyway is overall a great example of how Danish design DNA can be adapted into a different local fabric.

The bicycle bridge is 8-kilometers long and runs along and underneath the city’s existing overhead BRT skyway in the central part of the city. It covers the city’s five major residential and three business centers. There are 11 entries on the path, which will connect with 11 bus stations and 2 subway stations.

Xiamen Bicycle Skyway

Kinesisk ’cykelslange’ løfter cykling i Xiamen

Xiamen Bicycle Skyway er verdens længste cykelbro og Kinas første forhøjede cykelsti. Det er samtidig en sikker, sund og sjov oplevelse for borgerne i Xiamen og et svar på problemer med øget biltrafik og forurening.

Xiamen Bicycle Skyway løser et pragmatisk transportrelateret problem, imødekommer manges behov og gør det lettere at vælge cyklen fremfor bilen. Cykelbroen er løftet over en travle trafikeret vej, og er forbundet med fodgængerbroer, ramper, rundkørsler, cykelparkering og pavilloner til cykelstationer.

Projektet har fået internationale roser i medier som Forbes, The Guardian, ArchDaily, Fast Company med flere og er udtaget til Bicycle Architecture Biennale 2019. I 2019 vandt projektet også i den nye kategori Livable Cities i Danish Design Award 2019, som en løsning, der har ”en positiv indvirkning på bymiljøet og økologien ”. Juryen skrev:

Xiamen Skyway løser en meget kompleks arkitektonisk og infrastrukturel udfordring: Den bringer nyt liv til en tidligere øde bydel og integrerer flere forskellige former for trafik. Danske arkitekter har genoplivet en fast bestanddel af dagliglivet i Kina – cykelkulturen – i en ny kontekst. Designkvaliteten er imponerende for et projekt på denne skala, og Skyway er i det hele taget et glimrende eksempel på, hvordan det danske design DNA kan tilpasses forskellige lokalmiljøer.

Xiamen Bicycle Skyway er 8 kilometer lang og løber langs og under byens eksisterende overhead BRT skyway i den centrale del af byen. Det dækker byens fem store boligområder og tre forretningssteder. Der er 11 indgange på cykelbroen, som er forbundet med 11 busstationer og 2 metrostationer.