Saturday 16 December 2017

A SCENARIO FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

The disturbing approach of current government bodies globally suggests much of the same old things about transportation. Scenarios offered are stuck in old thinking and provide insufficient evidence. The storytellers Harbor leftovers of Corporate, Academic and Politbureau (C.A.P.) opinions are riddled with economic measures protecting their tacit separate self-interests.

The story for future mobility must take into account both people and goods expectancies in future urban development scenarios. Ignoring these two essential features places government bodies at risk of being useless in the overall approach to resolving transportation movement flows.

Citizen-leadership entails regrouping “democratic” elected decision-makers into four UNITS that will be called “Genius Clusters.” Elected by citizens at large the selected members earn a seat at their respective roundtables. These persons gain titles as Ministers in thirteen specific categories with evidence of specific intellectual/skill characteristics. They are as follows;

1.0 Minister of Spiritual Matters;
2.0 Minister of Population Demographics;
3.0 Minister of Land/Ocean Utilization;
4.0 Ministry of Information and Communication;
5.0 Minister of Human Survival Needs;
6.0 Minister of Energy Needs;
7.0 Minister of Monetary Exchange;
8.0 Minister of Technology Evaluation;
9.0 Minister of Mobility Flows;
10.0 Minister of Structures;
11.0 Minister of Waste;
12.0 Minister of Justice, Security, and Safety;
13.0 Minister of Ecological and Habitat Harmony;
14.0 Minister of Evaluation Grade;

A future choice of mobility that will benefit people living in cities must consider the following broad features:

1.0 The citizen-leadership must make a single choice of a future transportation technology vision to start a positive mobility local and global shift. The existing thread of destructive fossil-fueled transportation systems must be set aside for a transition to occur. A new dot connection between Eco-City States’ geographic settlement patterns must be prescribed. Inevitable linkage to each city will connect future transportation from local to global networks. Introduced correctly the mobility system will become environmentally benign. The feasibility of cost to benefit for people for the movement of people and goods must weigh in at a minimum cost per mile traveled.

2.0 Manufacturing in the new transportation industry formation needs to transition into complying with a variety of mixed-use lightweight vehicles and minimal supportive infrastructure to supply the product parts and pieces. “Required universally for the implementation of such a new worldwide transportation system is a simple capability/performance analysis, to be conducted in each sovereign nation.

3.0 The time has come for human intelligence and skills to be educated about transferring the knowledge and vision already on hand from extensive engineering in outer space to adapt and repurpose these intellectual assets for use on Earth.

4. 0 The Sovereign Nation that respects and begins this future mobility industry adventure will gain the people’s respect and influential capability to envision the numerous advantages and to pass on its transformation to cities worldwide.

The technical approach to sharing such a future vision of transportation is eminently suitable for serving people and goods in cities worldwide. The natural resource supplies for useful non-toxic impacts on humanity are available on all continents. Material attributes when broken down to a molecular level so to speak will create multitudinous job opportunities toward a better world in which to live together.

The first factor for consideration is the generation of ENERGY for a transition into a new transportation system. The anticipated decentralization of energy systems — sufficient solar, wind, geothermal and storage means it is fast approaching needed levels. Using the mobility infrastructure as well as equipping habitation structures as energy gatherers are presently possible.

The second factor is to allow for flexible REGULATIONS to advance mobility services and technologies. Begin locally to then penetrate from villages to towns and cities, thus offering linkages that are critical to reaching regional and national portals.

Shared mobility means combining the separated trends of status quo thinking. Private ownership means a purchase, lease or rent of autonomous electric vehicles (AVs) to be used in transition from fossil-fuel vehicles and transit systems. Public transit seamlessly merges into a shared vehicular mobility system. There is no prejudicial secondary transit alternative necessary.

The transition from present private vehicle and transit mobility must be capable of carrying both personal and small package systems. Therefore it must incorporate access for embarkation and disembarkation into a new transportation network of future infrastructure. The existing roadway networks can still be used, and therefore, will be helped with a change to new lighter vehicle axle weights, enabling longer-life use and less maintenance of roadway operations for lesser traffic flows. Add to this “utilities” in the form of altered pedestrian, bicycle and “green” networks with measured distances to new settlement portals in urban footprint designs. These characteristic distances are presently ignored, omitted and forgotten. Essential urban design patterns of primary human-energized transportation on foot for walking, or pedaling will coax village dwellers to venture into nearby “green space networks” for purposes of participation in food growth, parks, and recreational landscapes. Proportional land area of biophilic adjacency to urban footprint for citizen health is mandatory.

Integrated mixed-use mobility systems must envision ergonomics for movement of elderly, wheelchair-bound and children to also enter the system safely and comfortably. Similarly, the scale of goods such as lengthy building materials must be broken down into smaller components for transportation. Common dimensions found in lightweight vehicles for both humans and goods must adopt similar spatial geometric sixes and weight-carrying carrying capacities. Small is beautiful in all respects.

Unfolding a simple yet all-electric future for mobility considers mixed-use of a lightweight vehicle entering a new infrastructure network. At key locations, portals are placed to enhance the connectivity of footprint and tire passage flows with the Internet of Things (IoT). Principal mobility fundamentals are easily merged together for uninterrupted motion performance. City dwellers and package characteristics must interrelate with sensory software systems to facilitate travel trip planning and guidance from point-to-point as well as an emergency exit in between.

Communication capabilities internal and external to the mobility system allow for marketing visual video connections along the entire journey. The collapsing of time and distance with speed of “object” delivery in the existing air-pressure and proposed air-evacuated system provides safety and capacity and has three main benefits. First, it reduces the capital costs of infrastructure, traffic congestion, and traffic accidents. Second, it reduces toxic emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and fine airborne particulates in cities. Third, it reduces human and environmental health problems such as respiratory diseases, heart attacks, and premature births, and many other maladies that are aggravated by local air pollution and plagues.

Maximizing these benefits for a proposed mobility transition needs a creative urban design with wise citizen-leadership decision-making. In this process, major points to consider will be: First, the impacts of spatial land areas given to mobility corridors, the air rights, the system geometry, the proposed portal locations, the main spinal line and secondary line corridors for local service all require focused predictive attention. Second, the consequences of the efficient use of a new transportation system will be the shifts in employment and choice of residential location and commute to the place of work. Third, the rapid access to face-to-face meetings of citizen-leadership collapses for the benefits of mutual reality representation on contentious policy issues for decision-making. Fourth, personal trade between individuals will now permit agreements and contracts to be made in face-to-face meetings. As a result, for example, swift transmission of people and objects such as human organs, perishable substances, liquids and hard goods to places of need will occur in the shortest possible time frames.

Developing cities often means a continual wrestle against principalities, powers, and rulers of humankind. Pledging loyalty to the Creator of Earth and all things in it means properly stewarding actions and responsibilities for a new path to cleanse the human-induced destructive conditions perpetuated each day by citizens. A partnership that recognizes urban design and citizen-leadership duality for future cities cannot be ignored. A net zero “Smart City State” is attainable.

The scenario for accomplishing the creation of new cities must consider the populations as suggested by Ekistics; First a dwelling, then Village, Town, City, Metropolis, Conurbation, Megalopolis, Urbanized Region, Urbanized continent and Ecumenopolis. In addition, immigrant migration settlement encampments that turn into undesirable permanent settlements must be accommodated for exchange into permanent expansion. Finally, a worthwhile attempt to bring about the building of newly-established “Eco-City States” on the right principles must begin with locational distributions to avert the aggrieved normality in the existing urban pattern of expansion. The four “Genius Cluster” layers of Ministers will demand tough urban renewal decisions for unprecedented and difficult physical remediation and implementation.

The approach must thoroughly weed out the existing abnormality and conventionality of present urban design thinking. Evaluating technologies to assess their worth for integration and acceptance for placement into cities that shape mobility is a priority. New transportation serving redesigned urban footprints creates a formational change to balance the benefits of fit into a known and calculated value of environmental ecology. This merger will improve the lives of citizens. Extreme urban design challenges will test community design determinations for real objective success.

Pioneering such changes requires a catalytic sequence of urban planning prognosis, management, operation, manufacturing, and assembly of cities. Future dawning capabilities of feeding data from Artificial Intelligence promise helpful returns. Film creators and fiction writers sharing virtual urban opportunities to deliver futures of near term city vision should be charged with stimulating citizen imagination. Both these responsible creative human efforts will compel urban design to bring fresh alternative planning realities into view.

Balancing best future estimates and predictive guesses will ultimately enable a cooperative interdisciplinary approach for the urban design of self-sufficiency, sustainability, and durability that must produce Peace, Prosperity, and Liberty. The process relies upon common sense citizen-leadership decision-making participation. Resolving the duality of man-made city footprints in Nature‘s eco-environments is an urgent activity. Cleansing the Earth to receive its abundance in healthy environments for all species will provide a landscape of hope for following generations.

Graham Kaye-Eddie
m.u.d. © 7/30/17 1,687 words

“Peter Watson=Boone provided valuable editorial assistance.”

PS .

Corporate = Private Sector Business involved in all Domains of Mining, Logging, Manufacturing, Construction, Investment, Banking, Development, and Services.
Academic Institutions = Universities, Colleges, Think Tanks, R&D Laboratories, Private NPO’s
Politbureau = Political Representation, Bureaucracies supporting all Governments, Districts, Regional Bodies, Justice, Security, and Safety.

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