Bikway: a 150 km, prefab bike lane network for cities in 6 months time

As I was watching the Nordic Startup Awards elevator pitches, I noticed a few things – one: that the elevator is not moving, two: that the contestants should practice their pitch more, but three: what a GREAT idea Bikway is. Bikway is a prefab bike lane that (according to Bikway) can be installed on top of existing road infrastructure in less time and at lower cost than traditional bicycle lanes.

[UPDATE: read our interview with Bikway!]

Living in your average congested, bicycle hostile city full of cobblestones myself, I found myself looking for an “order now” button. You can watch Simon’s pitch yourself here:

On their website, they claim they can build a kind of bicycle super highway around a typical European city in about 6 months.

I’ve reached out to Simon to ask him a bit more about the Bikway concept. As it stands, I don’t think it’s rolled out anywhere yet, because we would see some pictures of actual Bikway lanes instead of the mockup that you can see at the top of this post.


Photo: copyright Bikway

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