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Lido Line, London, UK
Tired of spending the commute with your face in someone's armpit or paying over the odds for a season pass which doesn't even get you a seat on the train? Last week, the London-based design studio Y/N unveiled plans for a Lido Line: a "basin" of filtered water which could be slotted into London's canals and which would allow commuters to swim to work. The UK isn't alone when it comes to grand plans for urban waterways, and to prove it, we've put together a list of the most spectacular.
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Why don't the government give the money back to the poor, instead of stealing it from them for fool hardy ideas like this.
Using the waterways is a potentially a good idea, perhaps operate a boat bus or alternative, something with seating and heating that can be used all year round. I mean come on, people swimming to work.. it's just dumb.
Regents Canal ??????? That canal is hardly wide enough for narrowboats. How are they going to put a swimming lane in it, and what will they do with all the moored boats. What a stupid idea and a total waste of money.
Another stupid idea must be another one from the condemnation party.
Or as Forest Gump said My mother said stupid is as stupid does.
I think all the laptops and I-Phones might get a bit wet; keep it away from the canal but let them pay the Canal and River Trust for the water they use to help pay for improved towpaths/cycleways and improving the existing canal infrastructure....
Whatever drunken idiot dreamt up this idea needs to take a cold bath - the canal would be ideal and the water quality is probably better than most people realise......!
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