VeloCity, Re-imagining the 21st Century village
Client: Winner of National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) ideas competition
Our winning proposal is one from 58 entries in a National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) competition seeking development typologies across the Cambridge – Oxford corridor that integrate placemaking with new infrastructure.
Our all-female multidisciplinary team, which includes Tibbalds Planning & Urban Design, Mikhail Riches, Marko & Placemakers, Expedition Engineering & Khaa, proposes the ‘VeloCity’ – a unique spatial strategy that employs the future fast rail and road networks to support a finer grain vision of newly connected networks generating a shift towards cycling and walking.
It is a place-based vision for reimagining the 21st Century village. It will provide new homes and working environments whilst retaining distinct identities of existing villages. It creates healthier and more socially cohesive places, supported by a light touch, low cost infrastructure that will foster new employment opportunities and the enrichment of the natural environment.