Proposed demonstration project – UK: UK’s first cycle friendly homes
The proposed transformation of the former Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory warehouses in Bristol into a mixed-use scheme featuring commercial space, workspaces, loft apartments, open space and bicycle venue would allow hundreds of people to live, work and play in the same location. As part of the mixed use development and on a strip of land along the edge of the Bristol and bath cycle path, an innovative project would create the UK’s first dedicated cycle-friendly housing – car free town houses with direct access onto the Sustrans National Cycle Network (Bristol City Council, Sustrans and Squarepeg, Bristol 2009)
Image: Cycle friendly townhouses. Image from Squarepeg website.