Five modes of transport that will appear in cities in the future

How will humanity move around the city in a few years? Discusses on this topic

user of "Habr" Marianna Yudina. Discuss

According to the author, the process of abandoning private cars will go faster over time. As a result, people will switch to other modes of transport. Their first prototypes appear now.

  1. Moving sidewalks... This idea was proposed by Swiss scientists fromFederal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL). Now we can see such travelators at airports, shopping centers and exhibition grounds. However, researchers are going to use them to move residents of large cities within the city itself at speeds up to 15 km / h. This will save space as the walkway is 1.2 meters wide. In addition, one track will transport up to 7 thousand people per hour, while the car is now capable of transporting 750-1800 people on a simple road in 60 minutes.
  1. Levitating elevators... In the future, elevators will be able to move people aroundstreets, that is, ride horizontally. Now one such model has already been tested - it is called the Multi. It is planned to use it in Berlin in one of the tallest buildings (140 m). The cab will be able to move thanks to the electromagnetic field, and not with the help of cables.


  1. Triscooters... This is an electric vehicle available today.It develops a speed of up to 50 km / h, charges from an outlet in 6-8 hours, and a full charge lasts for 12 hours. In addition, the development power reserve is 45 km. Transport can accommodate three passengers. Such mini-cars were created by Dmitry Makeev, an entrepreneur from St. Petersburg. One triscooter costs from 249 thousand rubles, and 1 km of track will cost 20 kopecks. It's cheaper than a petrol car.
  1. Jetpacks... Now it costs about 300 thousand dollars, andyou can fly it for only 10 minutes. At the same time, such backpacks are already used by rescuers and firefighters in the UAE. In general, they can become, if not personal, then commercial transport: for example, they can be used to quickly deliver goods.
  1. Hanging chairs... This idea was proposed by a Bulgarian architectMartin Angelov. It is assumed that a network of aerial cableways will be placed throughout the city to move in this way. It will be possible to "cling" to them and go to any place. The maximum travel speed will be 25 km / h.

Source: Habr