From: Samantha Peters, Clean Techies, More from this Affiliate
Published June 7, 2012 09:46 AM

How Futurism Can Help Make Tech Clean

Technology has revolutionized the urban and suburban landscape across the United States. As more people embrace a green lifestyle, city planners are looking for ways to incorporate energy-efficient lifestyles and transportation methods. In many cases, cheap travel is possible through the use of public transportation services. Reaching a new destination can be as simple as comparing credit cards. The following guide explores how futurism can help make tech clean.

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Many large centers like Atlanta have very poor public transportation services. While Atlanta has an excellent interstate and highway system, it can be very difficult to travel by bus and metro service in the city. There are only two subway lines for the entire city. However, there are many large cities like New York and Paris that have excellent underground public transportation.

Several futurists have looked for effective ways to combine both of these ideas into one. While a subway system can be a convenient choice for many drivers, it can be difficult to manage subway schedules. In many cases, a subway system will experience periods of disuse and high use. While it's possible to reduce the number of subway trains during low usage hours, it can be difficult to ratchet up service levels on demand.

In addition, traditional subway systems are much slower than traditional vehicles. A 15 minute drive can take up to 90 minutes when using public transportation services. In addition, many people don't enjoy riding in a large vehicle with strangers, or having to worry about being crowded by those strangers when coming home with groceries or other goods.

One of the most exciting new transportation technologies may revolutionize public transport in many US cities. Through the use of personal transportation systems (PTS), it will be possible to reduce transportation times, promote a green environment and reduce transportation costs.

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