Futuristic Foot Power

New Zealand-invented pedal powered monorail shweeb opened in 2007 at Rotorua’s Agroventures Adventure Park as a “direct response to the transportation needs of today and the future.” Each capsule holds a single rider. Each capsule hangs suspended from a rail, allowing a fun scenic route as well as a worry free ride (no hands needed, no accidents). The seat adjusts to people’s individual height and the seating is compared to as comfortable as sitting on a hammock. The Shweeb Research and Development team, headed by Geoffrey Barnett has spent six years designing this system. Shweeb.com says: “Our proposal to get you safely and quickly from one point in the city to another would be to elevate you onto a network of interconnected monorails where you never have to stop at traffic lights.”


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…