Future Transport Today

This article from <em>Wired UK</em> looks at a handful of emerging transportation concept technologies that are altering the form of the city.
October 10, 2009, 11am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Birmingham's Intrago Mobility "city port" is an interchange built on waste ground below the M6. When you drive into the port, your long-range Zipcar is directed to a parking space. You get out, stretch your legs a little, and then start the next phase of your journey by getting into a 20mph Toyota iReal (a three-wheeled, one-seat, personal-mobility concept vehicle) and driving it up onto the elevated Velo-city, which leads out of the port. This dedicated new network of cycle tubes criss-crosses the city - connecting city ports with commuter towns and city-centre attractions. Its low-friction surface allows cyclists and light electric vehicles to travel at surprising speed, while its enclosed nature protects them from the elements."

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Published on Thursday, October 1, 2009 in Wired UK
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