London Garden: a futuristic car-free zone.

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This is pretty amazing.

As a serious Sci-Fi aficionado, I have a weak spot for beautifully-designed, futuristic-yet-believable projects that combine sound scientific principles with breathtaking avant-garde design.

The brief was basically to look at the traffic situation in London for the year 2030. Our concept was to create a car-free-zone in the central of London, called London Garden. Inside this zone we developed a system created around bicycles, allowing a special designed bicycle/scooter to be well integrated with the infrastructure as well as becoming a part of the interior of the buses and taxis. Inside London Garden, the users have more awareness of the individual energy consumption. In fact, the energy that you create while biking is used as a currency while docking the bicycle into the bus or taxi.

For his "London Garden" work, Marten Wallgren and his team earned The Seymour Powell award for best concept in their "Future City Mobility" competition.

Click through to Marten's page for more beautiful sketches and novel ideas on the future of green transportation.

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This is quite a good idea,

This is quite a good idea, people should be more aware of the energy they consume on a daily basis. I have my own idea of not polluting the environment more than it is, at least. If we all visited sites with used cars, like visit http://www.dpaa2.com/, and bought set of wheels from there, we would simply use whatever has been used until now. It's probably not much, but it is safer for the world than buying a new one and adding it to the already existing ones.