Urban_Velo, Winter Park, FL

This studio project was a park of of our semester working on ideas for the Sunrail system of Florida.  The Sunrail is a proposed light commuter rail that centers around the Orlando area and uses the existing amtrak rails and stops.

The stop and location for this project was the central park of Winter Park, FL.

The simple idea was to place a Velodrome, bicycle racing tract, in the park.  This came from an observation that there was many bicycle features not being used and the success of the local to me “Rails to Trails” paths.

The major feature was the elevation of the track.  Most Velodromes become a hinderance to movement.  With the steeply banked sides and possibility of fast moving bicycles no one would be walking across the track.  So I decided to elevate the track.