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Use the light monorail massively in small and large cities based in renewable energy


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Summary

The light monorail is a compact and versatile system that employs renewable energy electricity from hydro power.

 

The elevated guideway is 3 m, section area of the vehicle: width 1.8 m and hight 1.9 m, the design have the objective for the all passenger can travel sitting. The elevated guideway is of a material that weighs less and costs less than conventional, this can be achieved because each train have two singles vehicles, then the total weight  is not significant as it is currently.

 

Each monorail can carry 50 passengers, so that their mobility by its size is greater than a larger monorail, is based on physical principles such as momentum, moment of inertia, friction forces, energy and power, these factors are crucial to the operation of an electric vehicle, because while smaller or compact then these variables are crucial for contribute to greater speed and versatility too more efficient, it is easier to control the starting and braking of one large, a small vehicle is moved more easily in curve by its moment of inertia. The height is only 3 m over sidewalk, the people would transit freely underneath, cyclists and even small electric vehicles. In some places the light monorail may be only one way and in others places in two-way this depend on the width of the road. Electrical systems are protected from rain.

 

Generally all devices and components are proportionally smaller in magnitude than the standard monorail as cost, autoparts, infrastructure. Finally on air pollution is practically zero in the path of the vehicle, the idea is that the government, companies and research centers work together to achieve the massification of the system, which can become urban transport in small and big cities and that can withstand the increase in population in the coming decades.


Category of the Action

Integrated action plan for the world as a whole


What actions do you propose?

The government should make laws to implement this system of transport passenger massive


Where will these actions be taken?

In Worldwide, in all small,  big and megacities


Who will take these actions?

The government, companies and universities


What are key benefits?

Transportation massive of passengers

Zero emission

Will allow better transport quality

Achieve reduce noise pollution from transport

Minimize the space in your building

Minimize intervention in road infrastructure

Minimize the construction cost compared to a conventional monorail system

Decrease the height of the monorail for a easy access

Reduce vehicle weight

Minimize travel time

Zero accidents

Facilitate the transit of pedestrian and bicycle

Durability: more than 100 years

Transport in short time

Reduce the health problems as stress and respiratory aspects

No more semaphores


What are the proposal’s costs?

The costs comparative are around of 50 % of cost of a monorail conventional, Total cost per mile (1.6 km) $7M


Time line

4 months for a stretch of 20 km, this is possible for the characteristics of the proposal, in 5 years could be built a network for a city


Sub-proposals

Global plan:https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300701

Proposal Workspacehttps://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300103

Energy supply:https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300201

U.S. Governmenthttps://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300401

Creatin public demand for green building: https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans


How do these sub-proposals fit together?

With global plan: The massive transport of passenger using renewable energy is a solution for the greenhouse gas.

With proposal workspace: My proposal is possible share with other members of CLIMATE COLAB for do more efficient and get engage support.

With Energy supply: If in small, big and megacities we get replace the fossil fuels with clean energy based in renewable energy then is possible decrease the GHGs.

With U.S. Government: The U.S. Goverment and other governments they must promote the change in the energy matrix for the massive transport of passenger. The laws related with climate change and the massive transport of passenger must start to debate in U.S. Congress.

With creating public demand for green building: The light monorail is compatible with green building because both using renewable energy

 

 


Explanation of model inputs

The conbination of actions that I propose consist, first start the proposal at GLOBAL PLAN (CLIMATE COLAB MIT) then give the ideas at U.S. government for promote the laws and execution  the change the matrix energy - fossil fuels by renewable energy - in the massive transport of passenger this contribute to decrease the emissions the GHGs, finally the system is friendly with green building.


References

http://www.urbanaut.com/Cost%20Data%204.htm

 

http://monorails.org/tMspages/HowMuch.html

 

http://www.obrasweb.mx/construccion/2012/05/04/sct-analiza-el-monorriel-para-polanco-san-jeronimo