- Cheap By having the lightest possible vehicle
structure, it is the lightest and possibly cheapest
elevated concept available.
- Cheap By having a very light network its
possible to both mass produce track and have light
foundations which reduces installation time.
- Cheap Self funding. Unlike at grade cycle
lanes entrance and exits are limited to stations. This
permits the possibility of a low toll to help finance
- Cheap compared to light rail, monorails and
busses, by having no drivers, the elevated network has a
small work force reducing costs. Most cycle networks have
a zero work force.
- Cheap the elevated network has no complex
mission critical electronics and power distribution
system. The only maintenance is too the escalators -
which are a well known off-the-self product and making
sure the bridges are structurally sound.
- Cheap the only powered items are the station
escalators and the internal lighting. This is a very low
energy demand compared to monorails, light rail and
evaluated rail. No high power systems have to be
installed in the local network.
- Cheap the right of way for dedicated track is
cheaper for elevated concepts than at grade. By being
built over the sidewalk or over the current city streets
zero cost can be incurred.
- Cheap A cycle network is significantly more
friendly a neighbor to have near your house or business
than a train line, light rail or monorail track. By being
a positive neighbor there is less likely hood of local
objections changing route and delaying installation.
- Cheap By providing a mode of transport to
station there is less need for space around the station
for park-and-ride movement reducing land cost.
- Cheap Unlike Monorails,buses, light rail,heavy
rail and PRT. The growth in the network is no limited to
rate at which vehicles are purchased and installed on the
system. This removes the problem of initial system
deployment where small numbers of vehicles can cause
large apparent delays. If the system becomes more popular
more quickly it will not cause the expense and delay of a
large number of new carriages to be purchased.
- Low risk. Unlike a PRT no new technology has
be to be developed and tried out. All the components,
escalators, lifts, surveillance cameras,bridges,bicycles
are super low risk concepts which just have to be brought
together. By being a technologically simple concept there
will be no delays in installation caused by integrating
- Cheap by being low risk its simpler for banks
to lend money against the final outcome.
- Cheap by being a light , modular system the
bridge structure can be moved leaving the foundations
behind. This could help reduce costs by recycling the
structure and permit the inexpensive use of temporary
- Cheap Like most
evaluated systems the station elements can be simple
raised modular structures which consist of possible
ticket hall, elevator/escalator/on ramp. This removes on
the ground land so making land for stations less
- Environment Low urban impact Use of
one lane one direction elevated cycle lanes reduces
shadowing of surrounding buildings.
- Health Uniquely Cycle lanes despite the level
escalators provide mild to exercise useful in fighting
the growth in obesity and many other health problems.
This exercise can be easily integrated into every day
activity by combing commuting with some limited exercise.
The level of exercise can be determined by the
individuals choice of speed.
- Reduced journey times by using the elevated
nature of the network it is not necessary to stop at each
junction. This reduces journey time and significantly
reduces energy consumption.
- Reduced journey times By providing an
integrated network like a PRT system, there are no waits
to change carriages on interchanges.
- Reduced journey times Unlike an at grade
network the elevated network can be made flat even over
hilly geography, this reduces the delay of traveling up
- Reduced journey times Unlike PRT,light
rail,Monorails buses and heavy rail elevated cycle
networks the passenger does not have to walk to the
- Reduced journey times. Unlike an at grade
cycle network cars cannot park on the cycle lanes
blocking them off.
- Reduced journey times Unlike at grade cycle
networks the floors can be designed to the highest
specification for low friction surfaces.
- Reduces journey times elevated networks do no
slow down cars and vehicles unlike buses and light rail.
Neither do they remove road space or parking spaces from
the current urban context.
- Reduction of congestion. By moving people from
the streets they
- Environment Reduction in pollution Each
journey on the cycle lane significantly reduces local
urban pollution ( Ozone, NOx CO CO2...) and makes a
significant reduction in urban energy consumption. Each
car not traveling improves the local environment and
helps save fuel for post 2025 consumption
- Environment The cycle network does not
produce the noise and vibration of traditional elevated
transportation reducing impact on surrounding buildings.
So increasing the flexibility of the network layout
- Environment Unlike a monorail or elevated
rail, The low speed network can turn tight corners so
increasing flexibility of network layout.
- Cheap Elevated components if designed
correctly could be cheaper to install then dedicated at
grade cycle paths
- Reduced journey times An elevated network can
be installed in congested areas with out removing vital
capacity from current road networks
- Unlike traditional at grade cycle networks, being
enclosed the cycle network removes some of the effort (
no head wind) and all of the unpleasantness( rain, snow,
cold) for all year round usage.
- Safety, Unlike at grade cycle networks, The
elevated cycle network with Lighting at night, with
limited entrances and exits, with constant surveillance
camera and a dedicated security team means a stronger
- Safety, Unlike an at grade cycle network. The
evaluated network can be build as a continuous network
this means from the point of entry to exit the network it
safe from collisions with road vehicles.
- Safety. Unlike monorails there is a mechanism
for escape in case of fire or vehicle mechanical failure.
- Safety. Unlike monorails and other elevated
mechanisms ,the lack of vibration and light weight means
it is possible to consider suspending the track from near
by tail buildings. Removing the moderately vulnerable
street supports (legs).
- Reliability. Unlike monorails vehicles can
fail between stations without interrupting the journeys
of other passengers.
- Reliability Unlike All other forms of
transport, power supply to the network can fail
completely without severely slowing the network down.
Escalators may fail but people only have a short walk up
a steep slop. The whole system is fail safe.