VELOVENT: a visionary transport system for urban agglomerations

A network of transparent tubes, suspended in the air, is supplied by a wind tunnel. Inside, cyclists move around, accelerated by the force of the air current ... This image seems to come from the imagination of a science fiction author.

It is nevertheless the visionary concept VELOVENT developed by the Faculty of Sport Sciences of the Technical University of Munich.

With this transport infrastructure designed for urban areas, cyclists could effortlessly reach speeds above 30 km / h. In addition, this infrastructure would reduce the risk of accidents, avoid meteorological problems and reduce physical efforts.

This concept, developed to relaunch the use of bicycles in cities, is still in the planning stage. However, some high-tech Asian cities such as Seoul and Shanghai are already interested.

For more information, contact:
http://www.bayern-innovativ.de
Sources: Depeche idw, press release from Bayern Innovativ -
13/04/2006
Editor: Dimitri Pescia, dimitri.pescia@diplomatie.gouv.fr

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