Most of the cars I see in the morning traffic jam have just one person in them.
One person occupying 6 square metres of road space.
Car-sharing lanes have been trialled with mixed success, but now the car companies themselves seem to be addressing the problem.
Toyota is launching a new electric concept car for urban transportation. It’s already cooperating with France’s Grenoble and energy supply company EDF to pilot a sharing scheme for it.
It’s a small 3-wheel electric vehicle available in both a single-seat and a two-seat model – and it looks really fun to drive!
According to the Foreigner.no, it’s considered for launch in Norway.
Could smaller cars, not bigger roads, solve our the congestion problems in our cities?
At our Share the Problem on the 2nd October we are looking at the future of urban transportation.
We need a shift of paradigm in the transport sector. We just don’t have the real-estate to support the growth and we certainly don’t have the planet to continue to do as we have been doing.
We invite you on 2nd October to Share the Problem, a crowdsourcing event with a group of people from diverse backgrounds: arts, engineering and social studies. Working together, we will get a better understanding of the challenge ahead and share some new perspectives.2
We’d love to see you there – please register yourself here.
Photo credit: Toyota