Thursday, August 11, 2016

More examples of how thin a cycle lane track could be

Visual intrusion is one of the big objections to a monorail. This shows how minimal a cycle based system could be. Again a real system would be flat have some 'pod' to improve aerodynamics & cover and pedals naturally.

Sky cycle ride

OK I'm not actually suggesting your have such a 'ride' as part of your journey to work ( but I think someone is ) . This does show

  1. The visual impact of a cycle mono-rail would be minimal ( see how far the cable goes with out towers. 
  2. The inherent cost is low ( look at the size of the twin cables - ok they are sized for one person ) 
  3. People are good with heights( if it's safe enough ) 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monday, May 11, 2015

If your city is up to capacity on traffic flows what can you do?

If your city street is packed with cars like image (1) you might think that the 'disused' cycle path might be a waste of space. 
But you would be wrong - As figure 2 shows the actual density of a 4 lanes of bumper to bumper traffic is quite low. Figure 3 shows what this look likes as a bus, but for this blog figure 4 looks 'quite' but infact it's the same capcacity ( number of people ) is the traffic jam in figure 1. So which would you prefer to be in ?

(Photo credit: Phil Sheffield, Tampa Tribune ) 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Cycling news in Brisbane — Briscycle

If you want to add a big cycle lane for a packed city think about the water. 
This aquatic water way in Brisbane  isn't elevated but it is a seperate. I think it's pretty cool and a good example of what can be done. Personally it would be better covered/shelterd. It would be good to have narrow lanes in London's quite canals. 


Cycling news in Brisbane — Briscycle

Monday, April 27, 2015

SLEADD AvatarOne and EcoFlyer Promo

Cool I wish it was as fast as Shweeb. There is a huge logic to run a system on a wire (so called mono-wire systems ) the visual intrusion is at an absolute minimum. This is obviously designed for tourism, but  there is no reason in principle not to run it down a city street (with an enclosed pod).