Future Transport Today

This article from Wired UK looks at a handful of emerging transportation concept technologies that are altering the form of the city.

"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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