The Shweeb's pods are built around the recumbent bicycle design, which lets you pedal from a sitting position.
"But here's the question--if you have these things in scenic parks, what happens when one person stops, and the person behind them keeps pedaling?"
Easy. run a parallel track and place optional track switchers every 30 feet or so.
this is an Awesome idea. I have visions of these being installed between the roofs of buildings, parking garages, shopping malls that way you don't have to ride the elevator all the way down to street level and then all the way back up.
They essentially took the freedom of a bicycle and put it on a "you can only go this way" railroad track. Umm...no thanks.
1. I know I'm not the only one that is nauseated by the idea of these pod in "scenic" national parks. Against the background of the American wilderness they look like trash.
2. Those pods better come equipped with some sort of air conditioning unit or people are going to get heat exhaustion from peddling around in tiny greenhouses.
This is the dumbest thing I've ever seen. On so many levels.
I don't know how they ride those. I've seen people riding them and I think it is very uncomfortable.
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