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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Elevated "bus"

Wow, they are little geniuses. I can't believe no one thought to elevate mass transit until now!

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China's elevated bus drives above cars

China's latest solution to its notorious traffic and road congestion combines the best features of subways and buses into a single mass-transportation vehicle that rides above traffic rather than in it. Or under it.

Eliminating the need to tunnel underground or build expensive bridges, these elevated buses straddle the road on rails and provide enough clearance for other vehicles on the road (except for large delivery trucks) to drive under. This strategy will allow the buses to travel faster than the speed of traffic without the need for dedicated lanes or structures.

Construction of 115 miles of track will begin in Beijing's Mentougou district.
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Neat. Wonder how they work their way around large intersections.
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Neat. Wonder how they work their way around large intersections.
Shh... just because people rejected this idea many times in the past in this country for that and many other reasons doesn't mean there's still not something to sell to someone as a panacea.

Next, they'll build a Genuine, bona fied, electrified, six car monorail!

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not sure, but interesting stuff
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they havnt built it yet but given the general level of driving skill there i bet it will provide some interesting close encounters between cars/el bus
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the drawing looks very similar to the bus that transports cars which was posted a couple times earlier in the year.

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is that for real?
Seems so. Here's a Time Magazine article about Ordos, China.

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Chinese men outnumber women by 39 million -- over ten times the population of Los Angeles


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I still don't get how this is all that much different than the El. They say it doesn't require "dedicated lanes or structures," but it does. And it's not exactly all that user-friendly. It says it's not high enough to provide clearance for delivery trucks.
How stupid. I mean, if this were a novel idea that required some refinement I'd be like "hey awesome, this is a good start to a real unique solution."
But as it stands, it's just a sad and poorly executed version of things we've already seen-- elevated trains, double-decker buses, monorails, and street cars (which, by the way, had an interesting mention on CNN.com today).
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Wow, they are little geniuses.
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That is NOT what I meant!!
If I was talking about relative height, I would say "giant geniuses" anyway; I'm super short.
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Dam those look like fun. Just image doing before and after work right away

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
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and no traffic to mess it up, you could go nuts, ghost rider style in the ghost cities
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Good in theory I think. Not beyond that.

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