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Written by Mike Schmidt   
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 02:18

Innovative Transporation Ideas...

I recently came across a Blog Post from a London Based Designer, a Swedish guy named Marten Wallgren who is now studying at the Royal College of Art in the UK. He along with a couple of designer partners entered a design contest called Future City Mobility to create solutions to traffic problems in London by the year 2030. This was his design concept... Quite innovative designing a folding bicycle that stores electrical energy that you can use to "plug-into" a city bus in exchange for the fare !!

Here is the description from his site and a quick photo below: (More on his site with the link at left).

... best concept in the competition called "Future City Mobility". This was a group effort by Il Choi, David Seesing, Miika Hekkinen and me. All friends of mine at the RCA. A great project from the start to the end. The brief was basicly to look at the traffic situation in London for the year 2030. Our concept was to create a car-free-zone in the central of London, called London Garden. Inside this zone we developed a system created around bicycles. Allowing a special designed bicycle/scooter to be well integrated with the infrastructure aswell as becoming a part of the interior of the busses and taxis. Inside London Garden, the users have more awerness of the individual energy consumption. In fact, the energy that you create while biking is used as a currency while docking the bicycle into the bus or taxi.

This is the kind of "integrated eco-system thinking" that we need to start pursuing here in Colorado Springs. Where we can work outside of the box and start "cross polinating" ideas across services, technology, delivery systems, etc.

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