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Slitherway

complementing gigantic, steam-driven mechanical snakes for transportation.
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The Slitherway is a continuous half-pipe gully; a highway that wends its way through the countryside in a series of S-curves.

As well as the aforementioned robophidians, it's a natural for cross-country skateboarders who, being members of an official counterculture, are encouraged to use the opposite lanes of the roadways for their exercise and travel.

FlyingToaster, Apr 27 2012

as prompted by DinoBus
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Pulse Slither Scooter http://www.youtube....watch?v=mks_-QSjYOc
compromise [FlyingToaster, Apr 27 2012]

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       How can anyone not bun this?   

       Do I need to obtain a special permit to ride my sand- worm?
Alterother, Apr 27 2012
  

       Only if you want to use the S-Line Underground.
FlyingToaster, Apr 27 2012
  

       Just add Teflon.
UnaBubba, Apr 27 2012
  

       Yes but then the skateboarders wouldn't be able to climb out to avoid oncoming traffic.   

       I like it.
FlyingToaster, Apr 27 2012
  

       That was where I was headed with the entire train of thought.
UnaBubba, Apr 27 2012
  

       When the skateboarders increase to plague numbers, can I occasionally flood it with sulphur hexaflouride in order to provide pathways for my plain air zeppelins?   

       <in resonating deep voices> "Duuuude, whazzz happening mannnn?"
AusCan531, Apr 27 2012
  

       Why not? It helps keep the sand-worms docile, too.
Alterother, Apr 27 2012
  

       How would security guards catch the 'boarders, if they're covered in Teflon?
UnaBubba, Apr 27 2012
  

       The secret is the security guards are covered in Teflon as well enabling them to..erm...uhh...damn.
not_morrison_rm, Apr 27 2012
  

       Disturbing thought, [not].
UnaBubba, Apr 27 2012
  

       weeeeeeeeee [+]
xandram, Apr 27 2012
  

       Really can't find fault with this. Expensive, impractical, lethal, prone to daily usage interruptions. It's almost as faulty as current public transport systems. Ingenious, and pretty on top of it all.
4whom, Apr 28 2012
  

       why thankyou kind sir... ... ... § x1
FlyingToaster, Apr 28 2012
  

       In snowy climates this would make a great toboggan track in the winter. [+]
Wrongfellow, Apr 28 2012
  

       It would make a great _anything_ track. Well, anything designed for smooth surfaces, that is.
Alterother, Apr 28 2012
  

       //flood it with sulphur hexaflouride[...]my plain air zeppelins?//   

       Certainly... add a keelboard and a few sheets of canvas and you could sail them.
FlyingToaster, Apr 29 2012
  

       There is a ski hill in Calgary called Paskapoo that would cover the slopes with concave tracks like this and send you down on a cart with hand-brakes when I was a kid.   

       Looks like maybe it was too Darwinian because I can't find a link to it. (+)   
      
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