Waterslide as new transport system?

2014-03-14 13:06

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Cape Town – So, as outrageous as it may seem, this idea is being carefully considered by a small town in the UK called Bristol.  Artist Luke Jerram is the creator of this idea and has embarked on a crowd sourcing bid to raise enough funds for the project to be a reality.

I mean, if you really think about it, who wouldn't want to go down a 90-metre long slide to get to work, or head downtown?

While we do agree that cities (especially large ones) need to find innovative ways to improve transport systems, are water slides really the way to go?

Read more transport innovation stories under the World Design Capital initiative here:
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According to The Guardian, the slide will come with the following perks:

•    transform Park Street by setting up a 90-metre water slide to transport its citizens from the top of the hill to the bottom
•    It will be free for the public to use
•    The cost of making the slide (as compared to other transport systems) will be reasonably cheap
The project already has the backing of the Bristol City Council.

While this may sound like an innovative idea, we can’t help but wonder how the fact that you actually get wet when using the slide (because, err, it’s a waterslide),  will be addressed?
So, yes, you use the slide to get to work at the bottom of the hill, and then what?

Do you carry a bag with extra clothes?

What do you think of this idea? Feasible? Yes? No? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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