Future Ecology Designed

Sustainable design theory manifested in products, infrastructure, and graphic representation. A utopian glimpse of a future New Zealand where environmental considerations are of tantamount importance, and society is designed to accommodate the native ecosystem.

The phytoplankton of transport modes....

A very quick layout exploration of personal transport, that is, the modal means to convey oneself to a public transport node. Two-passenger personal transport vehicles could also be accepted into ultra-urban, traffic calmed areas, as they would be far closer in footprint to a motorcycle.

This example is basically an enclosed motorcycle, with automatic outrigger retractable wheels for low speed stability. The overall arrangment is far closer to optimum modal efficiency than a conventional car. If more modal time was spent in low-speed, traffic calmed areas, then a tilting 3-wheeler would be more effective in operation, the trade-off being higher complexity. I intend a number of 2 - 4 seat personal transport vehicle concepts and scenarios will be developed through the duration of my thesis.

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