Xiamen Bicycle Skyway


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

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


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

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

As in most Chinese cities, Xiamen’s infrastructure is solely focused on cars and buses, which makes it very difficult and hazardous to bicycle along the city’s main arterial routes. To encourage bicycling, The City of Xiamen – located in southeastern China – has set out to develop a better bicycle environment in the central part of the city. As part of this long time bicycle strategy, together with the City we developed the idea of establishing an 8-kilometre long bicycle skyway on raised platforms running along and underneath the city’s existing overhead BRT skyway in the central part of the city. The vision for the new skyway is to inspire people to prioritize the green alternative, the bicycle, instead of the car.

The result is China’s first suspended bicycle path and the world’s longest aerial bicycle lane. The aerial cycle way is a 4.8-metre wide four-lane carriageway stretching for 7.6 kilometres. 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 two subway stations.

During the past decade, DISSING+WEITLING architecture has worked on a number of projects that focused particularly on bicycle strategies, green initiatives and urban development. Bearing on the success of former projects, such as “The Bicycle Snake” in Copenhagen, DISSING+WEITLING architecture has been much sought after internationally, today having on-going projects functioning as expert consultants on bicycle strategies all over the world.


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