9671Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Privacy (was: Efficiency and the automobile)
- Mar 7, 2006Matt wrote:
...I hate needing so many browsers...
T: I wonder if future energy shortages will make manufacturers create a
more standardised system and platform. The "PCC streetcar" of
....almost reminds me of people who collect cars...
T: Lots of cyclists in the USA especially have several bikes, too and not
just for sport. In the Netherlands it is very common for one person to
have two bikes (one is for city and one for home town; both are locked in
front of train stations - this is easier if you only need two one-speed
bikes). Of course it takes 5 or 6 people who use this system to take up
the space of one parked car, but Dutch are trying to reduce need for so
many bikes with things like <http://www.ov-fiets.nl/engels/index.html>.
.... I have a feeling that a modern carfree city will have a significant
> niche market for the rental of electric walk-behind trucks...T: Forget "niche market", brother: Think "huge market for standardised
walk behind trucks". Buy the stock now and give me a percentage later.
> In any case, since families won't have $40,000 of debt in theirT: Hmmm.. what will be the "Mercedes of hand trucks"? Other likelihood is
> garages, they'll easily be able to afford very high quality hand
> trucks for day-to-day needs with moving equipment. :-)
that teenagers and other not yet skilled people will be hired to to
delivery again. I think there is a huge possibility for
ultracapacitor-powered robot-handtrucks, too, using GPS, Galileo: You just
speak your address into it (e.g. "1000 Pennsylvania Carfree Avenue*,
please"), and it goes there at walking speed, and teenagers etc are
dispatched to take stuff into building. This leaves you free time to help
all cities have systems like this.
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