chuwa [mailto:email@example.com] In my humble opinion, the winning concept (Personal Mobility on Demand- PMOD) is by far not as brilliant as the honorableMessage 1 of 1 , Jul 30, 2009View Source
In my humble opinion, the winning concept (Personal Mobility on Demand- PMOD) is by far not as brilliant as the honorable mention (Cycle for Health- CFH) in every count of the judging critiria:
- Comprehensive — addressing the interaction of key issues responsible for present conditions; aims to solve multiple problems without creating new ones;
- (PMOD create new problems by demanding a new infrastructure, CFH truely solve multiple problems without creating new problems)
- Anticipatory — factoring in critical future trends and needs as well as potential long term impacts of implementation;
- (human powered mobility will always be more sustainable and benifitial to human life than motor powered version)
- Ecologically responsible — reflecting nature's underlying principles while enhancing the Earth’s life-support systems;
- (same as above)
- Feasible — relying on current technology and existing resources;
- (resuing old bicycles is anytime more feasible than creating a whole new infrastructure for electric cars)
- Verifiable — able to withstand rigorous empirical testing;
- (bicycle has been tried and tested for century, electric cars still need to prove itself)
- Replicable — able to scale and adapt to a broad range of conditions.
- (bicycle solution is already being rapidly replicated in many cities)
I think electric car will come, but bicycles deserved much more attention for it's eco and human quality of life values.
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