this pedal powered monorail system was developed in New Zealand, by Geoff Barnett, about 10 years ago. currently, it is set up as a park-style ride, but Barnett’s original inception was as an individual form of transport for major cities. the idea is centered around a sustainable form of transit that provides people with an aerobic workout as well.
right now the shweeb is only in a park setting in New Zealand, but it’s concept is something reminiscent of a hyper-futuristic city, or the beginning title sequence of futurama:
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