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Huge fan assisted pedestrians

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Whilst walking down the road, with a strong wind pushing my back, I realised how much this assisted me to go in the right direction.

So, I suggest two huge fans on each street, blowing in different directions, would be a net energy saving for pedestrians.

Obviously in the UK* the fans would be on the left side, and the rest of the planet would be on the wrong side of the road, again.

* and Thailand, and Japan, and somewhere else I can't remember.

not_morrison_rm, Apr 07 2017

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       You probably can't remember Australia. Or New Zealand.   

       Here's a thought. As the planet warms, we'll probably be forced to set aside existing treaties and settle Antarctica. So, roads will start to radiate out from various nations' existing research stations and will, at some point, meet. Since several of those stations are British, Australian or Japanese, and several more aren't, hilarity awaits.   

       Meanwhile, re. the idea, I like the fans - not least because they promise some sort of unstable vortex in the middle of the road. Coloured smoke and glitter could be launched from vents in the asphalt to make it visible.
pertinax, Apr 07 2017
  

       WIFRT, I was expecting a fan (not unlike a paramotor) for each pedestrian.
This idea is both better (economies of scale) and worse (turbulence and chaos).
neutrinos_shadow, Apr 09 2017
  

       //So, I suggest two huge fans on each street//   

       With 2 fans per block (side), that's a lot of permanent noise pollution. Maybe some kind of horizontal ski lifts with Shackleton's recliners would be better.
bigsleep, Apr 09 2017
  

       //Huge fan assisted pedestrians// That is a title in urgent need of a hyphen.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 09 2017
  

       -
Or do we want 2? Now I'm confuzzled.
neutrinos_shadow, Apr 09 2017
  

       Places like Manhattan will need propellors to force any remaining idiot pedestrians through the water, as global warming inundates the entire island.
xenzag, Apr 09 2017
  

       A lot of people, when they meet someone famous, will announce themselves as "Oh, I'm a huge fan".
Ian Tindale, Apr 09 2017
  

       The Marilyns are not going to like those horizontal fans.
wjt, Apr 09 2017
  

       Is this "[[huge fan] assisted] pedestrians" or "huge [[fan assisted] pedestrians]", or even "[huge fan] [assisted pedestrians]"*?

*(The poorly received sequel to "[crouching tiger] [hidden dragon]")
hippo, Apr 09 2017
  

       I thought it was a headline that leads a story about a good deed.
Ian Tindale, Apr 09 2017
  

       You might as well just launch the pedestrians from place to place using compressed-air cannons, or trebuchets ...
8th of 7, Apr 10 2017
  

       People in sailing ships discovered long ago that if one ship gets directly between another and the wind, the ship in front receives less wind and slows down. So, the first few pedestrians to benefit from this Idea will be significantly reducing its benefit to all pedestrians farther up the street --unless you have a series of those large fans spaced fairly close together.
Vernon, Apr 10 2017
  

       ... or launch the rearmost pedestrian at a higher muzzle velocity.
8th of 7, Apr 10 2017
  

       The pedestians should wear the fans
pocmloc, Apr 10 2017
  

       This would have been useful to encourage French people to drift along in just a little bit more directed manner last night during the Chump Earl Easy attack. Incidentally, I was quite impressed that the French police had quite rapidly identified the attacker and was passing this information on to the general public to encourage them to move on — "the attacker is Dan Jerus!" - good detective work there.
Ian Tindale, Apr 20 2017
  
      
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