Issue#01—2018
Issue#01—2018

Issue#01—2018

Improvement of our infrastructure has been an ongoing government commitment for many years. Recent dedicated infrastructure plans including the creation of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority have given an increased impetus and to some extent, greater accountability to promised programmes and funding.

An area that has attracted the largest amount of government spend is that of transport. Over £100 billion is in the pipeline for transport with the objective of expanding capacity and relieving congestion. It is hoped that improved transport infrastructure will unlock opportunities for regeneration and help development of new housing.

The provision of transport that is efficient, reliable, user friendly and ticks all our sustainability goals is and has been a hard target to achieve. Although cars remain the most prevalent form of transport, with positive strides being made to their efficiency, a quiet revolution has been taking place on our roads.

One of our simplest forms of transport, cycling, is helping to knit our disparate forms of travel together. In this issue we feature public transport in all its guises; train, bus, cycling and a ski lift for good measure.

Bike Pavilion, Mainz

The city of Mainz has in recent years developed a trend towards being a more bike friendly city. In terms of private bike parking however there continues to be a shortage of suitable parking spaces. Against this backdrop, SYRA_SCHOYERER ARCHITEKTEN…

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Silencio, Manuel Martí Moreno

Manuel Martí Moreno constructs the ethereal, fluctuating and incomplete sculptures, one of his latest being ’Silencio’. A combination of welded bolts are used to create the sculpture which once finished, is hot dip galvanized. With some variations on the design, a…

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The Wheelhouse, Erfurt Station

Urban mobility will look very different in ten years from today. For some time, there has been a shift from cars to public transport in combination with the use of bicycles. Many cities are promoting this through the development of…

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Zugspitzbahn Ski Lift

Germany’s highest mountain has a new cable car. After three years of planning and construction, the Zugspitzbahn transported its first visitors on 21 December 2017. The project was not only unique in terms of construction and ropeway technology, but also…

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