Bouncy Block: This Sidewalk Trampoline Path Re-imagines How You Walk Through Your City Bouncy Block: This Sidewalk Trampoline Path Re-imagines How You Walk Through Your City
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Bouncy Block: This Sidewalk Trampoline Path Re-imagines How You Walk Through Your City

by Yasha Wallin

December 2, 2012

What if there was a way to have a bounce in your step, all the time? The Russian firm Salto Architects has made that happen with "Fast Track," a trampoline path that now runs through Nikola-Lenivets Park, outside of Moscow. Spanning a little over 550 feet of ground space, the "bouncy installation" was originally presented this summer during the Archstoyanic festival.

The architects explain on their website: "Fast track is an attempt to create intelligent infrastructure that is emotional and corresponds to the local context. It gives the user a different experience of moving and perceiving the environment."

We think it would be great to see this implemented in cities around the world—if even it were just for a block. Perhaps Los Angeles would actually become a walking city if people could trampoline to their destinations. What's one street in the city that you live in that you'd like to see taken over by a trampoline?

Photos courtesy of Salto Architects by Nikita Šohov & Karli Luik
 

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Bouncy Block: This Sidewalk Trampoline Path Re-imagines How You Walk Through Your City