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Simplicity itself. Outlaw
motorized wheeled vehicles
(electric wheelchairs included)
and replace them with hovercraft.
1)No need for roads, bridges,
tunnels, etc. Replace with posts
(or buoys) every 100' or so.
Reduce taxes appropriately.
2)Fender benders don't.
kids to drive while
mowing the lawn.
4)That vacation to the Bahamas
just got cheaper.
1)Still need parking lots.
Parking spaces will probably have
to be resized. So will garages
2)Kids mowing your lawn at 3 a.m.
3)The Bahamas will be crowded.
A hovercraft leaves water [phoenix, Jun 13 2001]
"The Hovertrek will accommodate a gradient of 1 in 6 (16.7%)..." [phoenix, Jun 13 2001]
See the next slide for a movie of the famous Levitating Frog. They're working on one big enough for people... [rmutt, Jun 13 2001]
||While you wouldn't need paved roads you would need
cleared ground (free of buildings and trees) for them to
run on. You would also ned them to be free of anything
resembling dust, sand or other forms of loose soil. Also
they're very bad with slopes so you'll have to level a lot of
||[sirrobin] I envision passenger
cabins not unlike cars have
now, so debris shouldn't be too
much of a problem.
Additionally, ground tends to
be leveled for road
construction anyway so there's
no real added
Perhaps we could exempt people
who live on steep slopes or
allow them to park at the
bottom and use wheeled vehicles
the rest of the way.
||Passenger cabins might solve the debris problem for passengers but I wasn't thinking of them.