A crowdfunding campaign has launched for a Camden Highline

  • Posted 9 months Ago

Inspired by the famous New York High Line, Camden Town Unlimited has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help turn a disused railway line in Camden, London, into a raised public park and walkway.

An artist's rendering of the potential Camden Highline. Image via. Camden Town Unlimited.

At 18-metres wide, the disused piece of track runs for almost a kilometre between Camden Market and the newly developed Kings Cross area, so it really would make the perfect walkway.

"People in Camden have been talking about this for years. Now we’re putting our money where our mouth is to make this happen," said Camden Town Unlimited Chief Executive Simon Pitkeathley. "We invite anyone who wants to see a New York-style Highline here in London, whether you live and work in Camden or are a visitor to the area, to donate what you can to help make this idea a reality."

The campaign is seeking just 40,000, which will allow them to get vital surveys and feasibility studies completed. Camden Town Unlimited also promises to match any funding.

Watch a video about the initiative below and head over to Spacehive to donate. At the time of writing they've already raised 50% of the goal.