Radbahn will transform the forgotten space along Berlin’s famous U1 elevated subway line into a major urban thoroughfare and create a space for contemporary mobility, innovation and leisure.
A journey from Zoo to Oberbaumbrücke
Radbahn runs through a city that is constantly changing. It is therefore logical that a number of urban spaces can be found on both sides of the route: places of daily chaos, rest, and deceleration; tight spaces and those that are generously laid out; places of concrete or idyllic city nature.
With the Radbahn concept, we take these qualities and transfer them to the future. In seven sections we show and formulate what we consider desirable for our city and its inhabitants. It is a vision in which there is a lot of love for the individual spaces. We believe that the Radbahn can help to promote positive development in these and adjoining urban areas.
Radbahn is not a motorway for cyclists, but a trip along and under Berlin’s first rail line. We do not abide by the stress of the big city, but rather drive relaxed and look around.
The team behind the Radbahn is a non-profit association called “paper planes eV” in summer 2016. Our goal is to research innovative social and technological concepts that make urban spaces more people-oriented and environmentally friendly for more livable cities.
We believe that this is a great opportunity. If we are able to make the right investments in our cities, it will not be possible.
Our ‘paper planes’ are designed to inspire as many people as possible. To make it happen, we develop concrete concepts, carry out comprehensive project planning and promote our ideas with convincing communication.
Find out more at Radbahn website