SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT   The motive power requirements and greenhouse gas emissions of transport systems, including electric vehicles, are proportional to vehicle weight, drag and rolling resistance - so light-weight, low- drag vehicles on low rolling resistance rail are preferable.   Vehicle cost, weight, size, drag and rolling resistance are much lower for single/dual passenger vehicles and most vehicle trips are made with one person onboard.   However the current options for single/dual passenger vehicles (bicycles, motor bikes and scooters) expose the driver & pilion to the weather and far higher risk of accident and injury. The increased accident and fatality risk (38 times greater than for a car driver) is due to poor stability, low visibility to other drivers and the lack of a protective structure. Yet this is often the only transport young, inexperienced drivers can afford compounding the tragedy and cost of disability and loss of life.   Dual-mode (road vehicle & ultra-light rail) electric velomobile based PRT (Personal Rapid Transit) & over-the-covered-footpath corridors address these problems making low-cost, light weight, climate-friendly single/dual vehicle transport practical while greatly improving the energy & time efficiency of personal mobility, safely delivering children to school and back, solving parking problems and reducing death & injury.
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EnGen Institute 1992-2018
  Standard automated underground parcel transport networks both complement Internet purchasing and reduce the cost of logistics and manufacturing. The same corridors can accomodate water, communications & other utilities and facilitate automated repair. Waste recycling can be automatic
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