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 as the desire for quiet or privacy. One has a capacity of up to nine people, the Other only three, and maybe personal, passenger, cargo, or multi-modal. The Half provides for wheelchairs and hand trucks. A version of the Other Half could also. Most users will be provided with resting places that permit them to choose their posture, recumbent, sitting, leaning, or standing. Foot and arm cranks will enable energy to be generated, and channeled, into the electrical system, to be used when needed. They use the least material to accomplish several important tasks, durably, beautifully, economically, sustainedly, and creatively. One element of this effort is to design for, and have a strong effect upon, over time, the way in which these devices are deployed and the conditions under which they are provided to their operators. Financing these vehicles, in…