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A skyway, skybridge, or skywalk is an elevated type of
pedway Pedways (short for pedestrian A pedestrian is a person travelling on , whether or . In modern times, the term usually refers to someone walking on a or , but this was not the case historically. The meaning of pedestrian is displayed with ...
connecting two or more buildings in an
urban area An urban area, or built-up area, is a human settlement with a high population density and infrastructure of built environment. Urban areas are created through urbanization and are categorized by urban morphology as city, cities, towns, conurbat ...
, or connecting elevated points within mountainous recreational zones. Urban skyways very often take the form of
enclosed Enclosure, sometimes termed inclosure, was the legal process in England of land consolidation, consolidating (enclosing) small landholdings into larger farms from the 13th century onward. Once enclosed, use of the land became restricted and av ...
or covered
footbridge A footbridge (also a pedestrian bridge, pedestrian overpass, or pedestrian overcrossing) is a bridge A bridge is a structure A structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system A system ...

footbridge
s that protect pedestrians from the weather. Open-top modern skyways in mountains now often have glass bottoms. Sometimes enclosed urban skywalks are made almost totally from glass, including ceilings, walls and floors. Also, some urban skyways function strictly as linear parks designed for walking. In North America skyways are usually owned by businesses, and are therefore not
public space A public space is a place that is generally open and accessible to people. Roads (including the pavement), public square A town square (or square, plaza, public square, city square, urban square, or piazza) is an open public space commonl ...
s (compare with
sidewalk A sidewalk (North American English North American English (NAmE, NAE) is the most generalized variety (linguistics), variety of the English language as spoken in the United States and Canada. Because of their related histories and cultures, p ...

sidewalk
). However, in Asia, such as Bangkok's and Hong Kong's skywalks, they are built and owned separately by the city government, connecting between privately run rail stations or other transport with their own footbridges, and run many kilometers. Skyways usually connect on the first few floors above the ground-level floor, though they are sometimes much higher, as in
Petronas Towers The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers (Malay language, Malay: ''Menara Petronas'', or ''Menara Berkembar Petronas),'' are List of twin buildings and structures, twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the C ...

Petronas Towers
. The space in the buildings connected by skyways is often devoted to retail business, so areas around the skyway may operate as a
shopping mall A shopping mall (or simply mall) is a North American term for a large indoor shopping center A shopping center (American English) or shopping centre (Commonwealth English), also called a shopping complex, shopping arcade, shopping plaza or ga ...

shopping mall
. Non-commercial areas with closely associated buildings, such as
university A university () is an educational institution, institution of higher education, higher (or Tertiary education, tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in several Discipline (academia), academic disciplines. Universities typ ...

university
campuses, can often have skyways and/or
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tunnel
s connecting buildings. The world's largest discontinuous skyway network – Calgary, Alberta, Canada's " +15 Walkway" system – has a total length of . The
Minneapolis Skyway System File:Skyway2large.jpg, 220px, Skyway interior, Minneapolis. Nicollet Mall between 9th and 10th streets Image:Skyway3.jpeg, 220px, View through window, Minneapolis The Minneapolis Skyway System is an interlinked collection of skyway, enclosed ped ...
is the world's largest continuous system and spans connecting 80 blocks in downtown
Minneapolis Minneapolis () is a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota. With a population of 429,954 as of 2020 United States census, 2020, it is the most populous city in the state and the 46th most populous in the nation. The county seat of Hennepin County, ...

Minneapolis
,
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Minnesota
,
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United States
. On a smaller scale,
terminals
terminals
of large
airport An airport is an aerodrome An aerodrome (Commonwealth English The use of the English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval En ...

airport
s are often connected by skywalk systems, as at
Manchester Airport Manchester Airport is an international airport An international airport is an airport An airport is an aerodrome An aerodrome (Commonwealth English The use of the English language English is a West Germanic lang ...

Manchester Airport
, United Kingdom; in many airports, retractable
jet bridge A jet bridge (also termed jetway, jetwalk, airgate, gangway, aerobridge/airbridge, skybridge, finger, airtube, expedited suspended passenger entry system (E-SPES), or its official industry name passenger boarding bridge (PBB)) is an enclosed, m ...
s provide a direct connection between airplanes and terminals. Some cities have the equivalent of a skyway underground, and there are also mixed subway/skyway systems; see
underground city An underground city is a series of linked subterranean spaces that may provide a defensive refuge; a place for living, working or shopping; a transit system; mausolea A mausoleum is an external free-standing building constructed as a monume ...
.


Early examples

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Florence
, Italy,
Vasari Corridor The Vasari Corridor ( it, Corridoio Vasariano) is an elevated enclosed passageway in Florence Florence ( ; it, Firenze ) is a city in Central-Northern Italy Italy ( it, Italia ), officially the Italian Republic ( it, Repubblica I ...
, connects
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Palazzo Vecchio
to
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and then to
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Palazzo Pitti
, 16th century *
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Venice
, Italy,
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Bridge of Sighs
, connects
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and prison, 16th century *
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Copenhagen
, Denmark: skywalk connecting courts building to adjacent uses, 18th century *
Faaborg Faaborg or Fåborg () is an old port town located on Faaborg Fjord in Faaborg-Midtfyn municipality on the island of Funen Funen ( da, Fyn, ), with an area of , is the third-largest island of Denmark, after Zealand and Vendsyssel-Thy. It is ...
,
Funen Funen ( da, Fyn, ), with an area of , is the third-largest island of Denmark, after Zealand Zealand or Sealand ( da, Sjælland , in English also occasionally), at 7,031 km2, is the largest and most populous island An island ...
, Denmark: skywalk in centrum, 18th century


Environmental factors

Besides pedestrian safety and convenience, the chief reasons assigned by urban planners for skywalk development are decrease of
traffic congestion Traffic congestion is a condition in transport that is characterised by slower speeds, longer trip times, and increased vehicular queueing Queue areas are places in which people queue ( first-come, first-served) for goods or services. Suc ...

traffic congestion
, reduction in vehicular air pollution and separation of people from vehicular noise. A number of cities (for example, Spokane, Washington) have given intricate analysis to skywalk systems employing
computer model Computer simulation is the process of mathematical modelling A mathematical model is a description of a system A system is a group of Interaction, interacting or interrelated elements that act according to a set of rules to form a unifi ...
s to optimize skywalk layout.


Negative impacts

There is debate about the negative impact on urban areas of skyways. Robertson (1988) noted the negative impacts to street activities, and reductions to the property value at ground level. Woo (2012) found that skywalk systems could be negatively associated with promoting consumerism. Cui (2015) called for more research into the impact of skyways in developing countries.


Cities with notable systems


North America

There are significant skyway networks in many cities in the
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, such as
Minneapolis Minneapolis () is a city in the U.S. state of Minnesota. With a population of 429,954 as of 2020 United States census, 2020, it is the most populous city in the state and the 46th most populous in the nation. The county seat of Hennepin County, ...

Minneapolis
,
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,
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,
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, Rochester,
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Cincinnati
, and
Duluth Duluth ( ) is a Port, port city in the U.S. state of Minnesota and the county seat of St. Louis County, Minnesota, St. Louis County. Duluth is about 65 miles south of the Superior National Forest and the Sawtooth Mountains (Minnesota), Sawtooth ...
. Most networks in North America are privately owned. Notable exceptions are skyways in
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and in
New York New York most commonly refers to: * New York City, the most populous city in the United States, located in the state of New York * New York (state), a state in the northeastern United States New York may also refer to: Film and television * New ...

New York
(
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High Line
), which are publicly owned.


Asia

The highest
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cantilever
ed skybridge between separate buildings in the world now placed in local Raffles City skyscrapers complex in
Chongqing Chongqing ( ; ; Sichuanese pronunciation: , Standard Mandarin Standard Chinese (), in linguistics known as Standard Northern Mandarin, Standard Beijing Mandarin or simply Mandarin, is a dialect of Mandarin that emerged as the lingu ...

Chongqing
, China. World longest 430-meters pedestrian hanging skywalk
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge Zhangjiajie Glass footpath is a skywalk bridge in Zhangjiajie, Hunan, above the Wulingyuan area. The bridge, built as an attraction for tourists, is glass-bottomed and is transparent. When it opened it was the longest and tallest glass bottomed br ...
between mountain peaks also situated in China. The highest cantilevered skybridge as construction element of building exist atop of Kingdom Centre in
Riyadh Riyadh ( ar, الرياض, 'ar-Riyāḍ, Literal translation, lit.: 'The Gardens' Najdi Arabic, Najdi pronunciation: ) is the capital of Saudi Arabia and the largest city on the Arabian Peninsula. Located in the center of the An Nafud, an-Naf ...

Riyadh
,
Saudi Arabia (''Shahada'') , national_anthem = "National Anthem of Saudi Arabia, " "National Anthem of Saudi Arabia" , image_map = Saudi Arabia (orthographic projection).svg , capital = Riyadh , coordinates ...

Saudi Arabia
. One of the most famous similar cantilevered skybridges, that looks like uppered ship from the bird's-eye and submarine from the ground, known in Singapore's
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Marina Bay Sands
resort complex of skyscrapers. Also wide known the world's highest 2-story skybridge, 170 m above the ground and 58 m long, between the two towers on 41st and 42nd floors in
Petronas Twin Towers The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers ( Malay: ''Menara Petronas'', or ''Menara Berkembar Petronas),'' are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)'s ...

Petronas Twin Towers
dual skyscrapers in
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Kuala Lumpur
, Malaysia. Malaysia also has the mountainarian tourist pedestrian glass-bottom
Langkawi Sky Bridge
Langkawi Sky Bridge
in
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,
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Langkawi
. One of the most impressionable hanging pedestrian skybridges, supported by two giant hands,
Golden Bridge The Golden Bridge connects Ankleshwar to Bharuch in the Gujarat state of western India. It was built in 1881 by the United Kingdom, British, who needed a bridge across the Narmada River to create better access to trade and administration offic ...

Golden Bridge
now attracts tourists in Ba Na Hills near
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Da Nang
, Vietnam. In
Bangkok Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand Thailand ( th, ประเทศไทย), historically known as Siam, () officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southeast Asia Southeast Asia or Southeastern ...

Bangkok
, Thailand there are more than 5.4 km of covered wide dedicated elevated skywalks with lighting. These were developed due to lack of proper sidewalks as well as street hawkers and local merchants taking advantage of any sidewalk space as makeshift
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. Common reasons skywalks were built include to avoid street pollution, dust, wetness from food vendors and/or rain, potholes, long queues, crowds, and uneven pavement, supporting
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but probably most importantly,
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tourism
receipts. Most skywalks connect to a
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station and utilize space underneath the rail line and BTS pillar supports. These skywalks have connector ramps which connect stations to malls seamlessly and are paid for by the malls themselves, otherwise the city and BTS fund walkway development.
50km long extension project
was shelved in 2011 due to funding issues, nevertheless the system is growing organically. In
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Hong Kong
, there are numerous foot bridge networks across the city. Particularly large networks exists around elevated or at grade
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MTR
stations and connections between malls and housing estates in
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centers. The largest network spans
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Admiralty
,
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Central
and parts of
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Sheung Wan
districts in the CBD and consists of the
Central Elevated
Central Elevated
and Central–Mid-Levels Walkway systems which link up over 40 major office buildings. The Central–Mid-Levels walkway system is the longest outdoor covered
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escalator
system in the world according to
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. 0/sup> Other large systems exist in
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Tsuen Wan
and
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. The Mumbai Skywalk Project,
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India
is a discontinuous network of over 50 km of skywalks in
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Mumbai Metropolitan Region
, India. The skyways connect
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Mumbai Suburban Railway
stations to important junctions, each 1 to 2 km in length. The first of these is a 1.3 km (0.8 mi) long skywalk connecting the suburban regions of
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Bandra
and
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.
Bellman, Eric. (2010-01-19
Packed Streets Have a City of Walkers Looking Skyward for Answers
Online.wsj.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-30.

Additionally, short skyways are used to connect buildings in other Asian locations.


Europe

Brussels Brussels (french: Bruxelles or ; nl, Brussel ), officially the Brussels-Capital Region (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.) (french: link=no, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale; nl, link=no, Brusse ...

Brussels
, Belgium has a skyway between the two Belgacom Towers.
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London
has skywalks on the
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and
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London Wall
. The
City of London Pedway Scheme The City of London Pedway Scheme is a largely Skyway, elevated pedway network that evolved out of a plan to transform traffic flows in the City of London by separating pedestrians from street level traffic using elevated walkways. First devised a ...
was devised as part of the post World War II reconstruction plans for London, it was put into effect mainly from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s and eventually abandoned by the 1980s.
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Shad Thames
has picturesque skyways between former warehouses, used in part to roll barrels between them. The twin towers of the Highlight Towers in Munich, Germany are joined by two skyways made of glass and steel. The Promenade Plantée in the
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, France includes pedestrian bridges and a linear park on an aqueduct of a former railway.


Australia

*
Melbourne Melbourne ( ) is the capital Capital most commonly refers to: * Capital letter Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger uppercase or capitals (or more formally ''majuscule'') and smaller ...

Melbourne
, Australia, four blocks and Airport


Gallery

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Bridge of Sighs
in
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Oxford
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in
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Florence
File:Skybridge1.jpg, The Bridge of Aspiration, a skybridge in
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Covent Garden
,
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London
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Prague
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in Bochum File:SkyBridgeInterlaken.jpg, Skyway in
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Interlaken
, Switzerland File:Pedestrian overpass in Münster.JPG, A Skyway serving as part of a café,
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Münster
, Germany File:SkyBridgeMunich.jpg, Skyway in
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Munich
,
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Bavaria
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skyway at the
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, England Image:SkyBridge.JPG, An inside view of the skybridge of
Petronas Towers The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers (Malay language, Malay: ''Menara Petronas'', or ''Menara Berkembar Petronas),'' are List of twin buildings and structures, twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the C ...

Petronas Towers
File:Bridge to Pier 6, Gatwick North Terminal - geograph.org.uk - 74055.jpg, This skyway at
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is designed to allow aircraft to pass under File:Calgary Plus 15.jpg, A three-storey bridge at The Core Shopping Centre in
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Calgary
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Seattle
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Taipei
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Paris Paris () is the Capital city, capital and List of communes in France with over 20,000 inhabitants, most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents , in an area of more than . Since the 17th century, Paris ha ...

Paris
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in
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, USA


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Footbridge A footbridge (also a pedestrian bridge, pedestrian overpass, or pedestrian overcrossing) is a bridge A bridge is a structure A structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system A system ...

Footbridge
- a bridge for pedestrians *
Overpass An overpass (called an overbridge or flyover in the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' use Britain as ...

Overpass
- a bridge, road or railway crossing over another road or railway *
Pedestrian separation structure This tunnel at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology allows pedestrians to get between buildings on either side of Ames Street A pedestrian separation structure is any structure that removes pedestrians from a Carriageway, roadway, street or Tr ...
- any structure which separates pedestrians from the roadway *
Pedway Pedways (short for pedestrian A pedestrian is a person travelling on , whether or . In modern times, the term usually refers to someone walking on a or , but this was not the case historically. The meaning of pedestrian is displayed with ...
- pedestrian walkways, includes both skyways and underground walkways *
Sidewalk A sidewalk (North American English), pavement (British English), footpath (Oceania, Oceanian English), or footway, is a path along the side of a road. Usually constructed of concrete or asphalt, it is designed for pedestrians. A sidewalk may acc ...

Sidewalk
- pedestrian path along the side of a road *
Catwalk A fashion show ( French ''défilé de mode'') is an event put on by a fashion designer to showcase their upcoming line of clothing File:KangaSiyu1.jpg, A kanga (African garment), kanga, worn throughout the African Great Lakes region Clothin ...

Catwalk
- a narrow footbridge or walkway to allow workers access to parts of a structure *
Hyatt Regency walkway collapse On July 17, 1981, two walkways collapsed at the Hyatt Regency Kansas City hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, United States, one directly above the other. They crashed onto a tea dance being held in the hotel's lobby, killing 114 and injuring 216. As ...
- a failure of an internal skyway


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