Fuel for Thought

22 September - 1 November 1998

  • A future vision of the Thames at night
  • The Croydon Thameslink
  • Meridian Skyway by Chassay & Last Architects
  • Parliament Square imagined as pedestrian only
  • Moving Pavement at the Paris Exhibition, c. 1900
  • Thames 2000: proposed and existing piers for riverbus
  • Strategic map of riverside
  • Sustrans Thames Millennium Cycle Route
  • Proposed Eco-bus route
  • Fuel Cell System for an electrochemical engine

In the window of the Architecture Foundation hung a bicycle, its front wheel in constant motion, propelled by a small gadget – the Zeta 2. This invention designed by Sir Clive Sinclair was just one of the many exhibits in The Architecture Foundation's exhibition, Fuel for Thought, which acted as an information resource for the A Car-Free London? Ideas Competition. The competition was launched in July 1998 to coincide with the publication of the Government's White Paper – A New Deal for Transport – and was staged as both fun and serious exercise to identify alternative to the use of cars in cities. 

In association with

The Green Alliance
The Pedestrians Association

Supported by

Maurice Bennett