“The Internet is all aflutter over a new concept for bus transit that was developed in China to help address the country’s congested roads. The bus would ride on top of a platform that leaves room for car traffic to pass underneath — like a puppy darting through its mother’s legs. […] The concept seems to have some big advantages — even if images of traffic zooming through the girderlike legs of the “straddling bus” suggest a potential for exquisite catastrophe. These buses would require much less infrastructure investment than digging a subway tunnel or a dedicated rapid-transit lane; and they would enable existing roads to transport more people while adding little to traffic congestion. According to the translation of the video posted by China Hush, construction of the first such project is scheduled to begin later this year.”

-New York Times

Posted by David

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