Interesting idea here...
@Misscara -a superb idea.
Looks like New york's wonderful High Line, a fabulous park and conservation space created on the old elevated railway.
@ Misscara - why hasn't this happened already?
They are both excellent venues for a nice sit down - I don't do running.
When I worked on the buses I once got dropped on the end of the walkway at 11 night. i walked home in terror. This is our space and the more we occupy it the safer we all should feel. I love the walkway and twenty years ago I met the man who set it up. Is this what a forum like this is all about?
@mirandola - I don't think there are any plans to do this, it was an architectural design competition.
A couple of times I have walked home from Highgate along Parkland Walk very late at night. My double-bluff based logic was that as no-one in their right mind would walk down it at 3am, people would not think to lurk there at 3am in the hope of committing crimes against right-thinking people.
Furthermore, by confidently walking down it at 3am you are at best signalling yourself as a person not of right mind and therefore a high risk for a mugger.
It made sense to me at least.
A friend of mine and her husband like doing it over the side of the SHR bridge at dusk.
None of my running routes has so far included the Parkland Walk, but I may well change my routines now. Sounds exciting!
I don't mean every day. I mean when the fancy takes them.
She told me.
Not the parkland walk, but the other day I left my bike locked in the park outside the cafe. Very distracted, I managed to completely forget that I'd cycled there and walked home. I remembered 4 days later. I went to fetch it, expecting to find, maybe the frame and a wheel. It was completely intact, even the natty easily removable lights were still on it. It all seemed wrong somehow, with the park being possibly safer than my front garden, but was a nice surprise.
I left my handbag in the public toilets in the Plaza shopping centre on Oxford Street last summer. I had lots of other bags and was dashing about so didn't realise for about half an hour. I went back and it was still there with everything still inside!
It does restore one's faith in the human race.
Seems it might not be all about weirdos waiting in bushes... :(
Does this mean I can have my railway?
I hope not. Aside from the weirdos in bushes etc I really like the Parkland Walk.
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