Friday, June 10, 2011

great greenies: shweeb

in action from

well this week marked clean air day & world environment day here in canada:  occasions to especially be mindful of our intricately balanced world and the great effect we can have in helping our planet!

with this in mind, this fabulous invention caught my eye this week while reading magazines in the dentist's waiting room (gosh - i always learn so much reading magazines at the dentist's waiting room! honest!) 

have you heard of shweeb?
part monorail, part recumbent cycle - it "delivers a personal, efficient, and cost-effective transport solutions with applications for urban commuting, recreational and fitness markets." i love it!

as the shweeb site notes: "In September 2010 Google Inc. announced an investment of USD1m in Shweeb to assist with transit research and development. Shweeb will soon announce the location where we will build the first transit Shweeb for public use!" FUN! ... i hope it comes to toronto!

so would you use one of these jetson-style pods to commute to work 
or out for a fun night?

how do you personally solve the transit problems facing us?

glad to see we've got our thinking caps on, lovelies!
have a healthy, clean air weekend, nicies!

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  1. That's so cool!!
    Have a great weekend!


  2. isn't it neat?
    i'd love to try one.

    and thanks leslie, you too!

  3. This looks like a blast. If this ever gets going, we can ride around in them with our iphones and ipads and truly be like science fiction comes to life! thanks for the post. i love your site :-)

  4. so fun, I love it! got to protect the earth, and this is such a fun way!! Think they could open a line from Torotno to Ottawa?

  5. oooh ... you're so right, modernsybarite! scarily fun, isn't it!

    and yes to that, angie! how about directly from our place to yours! FUN!


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