TripMedia.org

A Collection of information in various forms, colorful, relevant, important, diverse, local. To be provided: As a mobile exhibit/display, mounted on a New York City pedicab, As a 24 page full-color tabloid, As a monitored website, geared to a locality. To structure this as a worker-owned cooperative, with the intention of using profits to expand into as many places as…

The Half

(Click The Half for the full text) A hybrid Human/Solar/Battery/Electric-Powered, NYC-legal pedicab (and potential cargo-carrying) vehicle. Ten feet long, four feet wide, and six-foot tall. It can be partially or completely open to the weather or totally enclosed. Its low platform, permits it to be both ADA-legal wheelchair and hand truck accessible, by a ramp, which can serve either sidewalk…

The Other Half

(Click The Other Half for the full text) A Trike. 3’ x 6’ x 6’ tall. It can be wide open to the air or fully enclosed in a folding polycarbonate shell. It may carry one, two, or three people. One drive wheel is an anchored-in-place, pedal-able unicycle, the two others are hub-motor equipped, electric-powered wheels. The vehicle can travel,…

The Half & Other Half 1/2+1/2

How are these vehicles different from current transport and why does that matter? Each suggests a different approach to designing and deploying our lightest and most accommodating, slow-speed, urban vehicles. Each provides for the users to determine how much of a cover is being provided for an otherwise almost completely open platform, depending on weather conditions and other factors such…

Multi-limb-propelled

Multi-posture Weatherized Trike One version allows the rider to determine his posture when moving, from standing straight up to sitting or leaning or even practically lying down. Since maximum visibility is needed to provide safety, conspicuous extensions are deployed above the vehicles, aided by LEDs, to make certain that trucks, vans, buses, and cars are able to be aware of…

The testimony

The following is testimony was given by me at the hearing at DOT today, May 29th, regarding the new rules covering e-bikes: The flowering, here in its most natural and needed environment, of human-powered, with modest electric assistance, and human-scale transportation, is the best remedy for the damage inflicted by 100 years of control of this vital aspect of our…