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Insane Traffic-Straddling Bus May Come to America

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On October 27, 2010 @ 6:36 pm In Green Transportation,Innovation | 8 Comments

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Remember that odd-looking straddling bus [2]that we covered a few months ago? The lane-straddling monstrosity might soon be headed to the U.S. Developed by Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co., the bus can straddle up to two lanes of traffic — allowing regular vehicles [3] to go under what is essentially an above-ground subway system. Vehicle drivers, beware.

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Shenzhen’s bus can reportedly hold 1200 to 1400 passengers and could cut traffic jams by 20% to 30%. The partially solar-powered [5] system can travel up to 50 mph — and it’s coming to China [6] in 2011.

Next up: bringing the system to the U.S. Song Youzhou of Shenzhen Hashi announced this week that he formed a company (U.S. Elevated High-Speed Bus) to develop the bus system in America. U.S. residents might have to wait awhile — Youzhou is still looking for manufacturers.

+ HS Future [7]

Via Wired [8]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/27/insane-traffic-straddling-bus-may-come-to-america/straddlingbus/

[2] straddling bus : http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/03/china-developing-traffic-straddling-bus-that-drives-over-cars/

[3] vehicles: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/12/11/transporation-tuesday-curitiba/&sa=X&ei=7FpYTOM4hqixA4PC8bsL&ved=0CBQQzgQoADAA&usg=AFQjCNH8F-s3P6KeJh5D76hnCArlCWORrA

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/27/insane-traffic-straddling-bus-may-come-to-america/stradbus-ed02/

[5] solar-powered: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power

[6] China: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/28/magic-mountains-prismatic-inhabitable-hills-for-china/

[7] + HS Future: http://www.hsfuture.com/

[8] Wired: http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/10/straddling-bus-coming-to-america/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wiredautopia+%28Blog+-+Autopia%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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