Sustainable Transportation Systems, Inc.
STS TransGlide 2000
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Sustainable Transportation Systems, Inc. has a
revolutionary new product that increases urban mobility while lowering every aspect of
transportation costs. People and freight will be transported at speeds faster than light
rail, buses, or motor vehicles at a fraction of current cost levels. This new strategy for
mass transportation will make it possible to match the carrying capacities of rail systems
at an affordable cost level. By lowering capital and operating costs this transit system
will generate large profits and will not require continuous subsidies. Developing urban
areas need a low-cost, low-tech transportation solution to meet the challenge of providing
affordable effective mobility that offers an alternative to the environmental problems
created by burning petroleum fuels and the increasing levels of motor vehicle use.
The air movement removes the greatest resistance which bicyclists must overcome when riding which is moving the body and the bicycle through the gases in the atmosphere. Atmospheric resistance increases exponentially faster than the rate of speed. Air resistance comprises 90% of the force resisting motion at bicycle speeds greater than 20 miles [33.86 km] per hour. Removing this resistance makes bicycle riding much less strenuous so that average speeds will naturally increase. Bicyclists will be able to ride 10 km inside the TransGlide 2000 Bicycle Transit System for the same amount of energy they would use to ride 1 km outside the System. The major breakthrough is that Bicycle Transportation Systems, Inc. has taken the most efficient form of transportation known and increased its efficiency by 90%.
With cycling 90% more efficient inside the TransGlide 2000 Bicycle Transit System
people will ride bicycles farther and faster while avoiding surface conflicts which slow
cycling speeds and increase trip times. Through using one mode of transportation from trip
origination to final destination travel efficiency will be enhanced, as time consuming
mode changes will be eliminated. The cycling environment inside the System will be made
more comfortable by cooling, heating and filtering the air as needed. Physical plants
using fans powered by 150 hp electric motors will provide air movement and may be located
above, below or along side the System with the air being introduced through ducts.
The System's operation functions use basic well established technology known throughout the world. No new technologies need to be developed. The products necessary to build and operate the System are available from existing manufacturers with only minor application differences. The System is automated, centrally controlled and completely video monitored to reduce labor and operation costs.
The TransGlide 2000 Bicycle Transit System will make it possible for the carrying capacity of the transportation system infrastructure to be expanded within its existing rights of way, which is the most economical, most politically acceptable and the fastest method of increasing carrying capacity. The TransGlide 2000 Bicycle Transit System has to support much less weight than other transit systems. The lower weight requirements make it cost effective to build the System on grade or above grade where it can be located over roadways and rail lines using existing rights of way without interfering with their current use. The lightweight of the System facilitates retrofitting it into dense urban areas where motor vehicle freeway, light rail, and A.P.M. costs are prohibitive.
For the transportation consumer the TransGlide 2000 Bicycle Transit System provides the fastest, least expensive, most convenient and most healthful transportation across congested metropolitan areas. The appeal and fun of free flow travel will return to the transportation system with the bicycle as the vehicle. Calculations demonstrate that in urban rush hour traffic conditions commuters can travel faster using the TransGlide 2000 Bicycle Transit System than they can travel by bus, light rail or automobile. The System's continuously operating air-moving corridor is available for use on demand by the customer with no waiting and minimal inconvenience. Customers can use their bicycles to travel to the System, travel through the System and then continue on to their final destination maintaining a very high average speed without changing their transportation mode. To use the System people may ride their bicycles, drive and park to ride bicycles carried on their vehicles, keep their bicycles in lockers located at entrances, rent a bicycle or hire a bicycle cab.
The TransGlide 2000 Bicycle Transit System will appeal to every transportation consumer. The bicycle industry makes a wide variety of new products that include recumbent bicycles, which hold all bicycle speed records, tricycles and quad-cycles, which are designed to carry multiple passengers and freight. New electric power assisted bicycles and electric powered carts will be able to use the System. For those individuals who don't want to ride their own bicycles there will be bicycle cab service, which will cost less than automobile cabs. Bicycles will also provide freight delivery services. Bicycle rentals, bicycle lockers, secured parking and other services will be provided. For individuals with special physical needs there are bicycles built for use by riders who have arm usage but not leg abilities. For wheel chair users bicycle cabs will provide access to the System as well as door to door transportation.
The TransGlide 2000 Bicycle Transit System is a powerful transit idea that meets a long unrecognized demand in the transit marketplace by providing a fast, safe, economical, convenient, comfortable and secure riding environment for bicycles. Bicycle owners are the largest worldwide transportation constituency. Providing a transportation system to maximize the transportation potential of the bicycle is the next step in transit development. The TransGlide 2000 Bicycle Transit System will succeed because it provides the fastest, least expensive and the most efficient method of moving people and freight in urban areas as well as being the most environmentally beneficial transit system ever designed. Bicycle Transportation Systems, Inc. is seeking to enter into joint venture development agreements to build and operate TransGlide 2000 Bicycle Transit Systems.
We are seeking to enter into joint venture
development agreements to build and operate
TransGlide 2000 Bicycle Transit Systems. Please contact us for more information.
Transportation Systems, Inc.
President - Milnor H. Senior III
6160 S Elati St
Littleton, Colorado, USA 80120
Telephone: (303) 671-5000
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