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

Cycleway

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 centres 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.

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