Screen Shot 2017-08-03 at 12.16.32 Image: Camden Highline

The initiative is currently seeking £37 412 through crowdfunding in order to kickstart the project. So far, on date of publication, 99% of the funding goal has ben reached by 298 backers, including Mayor of London Kahn, who said of the project: "this innovative project has the potential to become a real asset for Camden and is a great example of a local community taking an idea and garnering support in order to make it a reality. I look forward to seeing it develop."

A planned green infrastructure for walking and cycling will be erected in the space where currently a disused railway line stands. The public park will be just under a kilometre in length, 18 metres wide and 8 metres high, creating a 10-minute walkway between Camden Town and King's Cross.

The current round of fundraising, which closes on 22nd September, will allow for detailed feasibility work as well as appraisals and surveys of the condition of the infrastructure. The project's Spacehive page states that the funding will also pay for exhibitions and events that will guide the project.

The Camden Highline will be completely free to access, an opening date has yet to be confirmed. The initiative has been rolled out around the world including in The High Line in Chelsea, New York, as well as the Maidashi ryokuchi, Fukuoka, Japan and Promenade plantée in Paris. New York's High Line has been home to works by artists including Barbara Kruger and El Anatsui.

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