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Film of the Month – The Pedway: Elevating London

The Pedway: Elevating London
Director: Chris Bevan Lee, UK, 2013, 39mins

A beautifully shot documentary on the post-war redevelopment of the City of London and the Pedway scheme. The film includes great archive footage that takes us back to 1950’s and 1960’s London and the blueprint, developed by architects Charles Holden and William Holford, to elevate pedestrians above the traffic on the street through a network of raised walkways.

Featuring interviews with Professor of town planning Michael Hebbert (UCL), architecture critic Jonathan Glancey, former City of London chief planner Peter Wynne Rees and writer Nicholas Rudd-Jones (Pathways), the film explores why the vision for the Pedway scheme was never fully realised and captures the fragments of the network that still exist – and are still in use – across the Square Mile.

Read the article that inspired The Pedway: Elevating London, Michael Hebbert’s The City of London Walkway Experiment

Posted in: Film Of The Month, Events
Date: May 15, 2015