What exactly is Tiny Transit™? To be called Tiny Transit, vehicles must meet these criteria: 1) Low speed (cannot exceed 25 mph); 2) Lightweight; 3) Narrow; 4) Low air emissions, whether electric or new energy.
What are LEAN Lanes™? To be called LEAN, a network must meet five criteria: 1) Low speed modes must be physically protected from conventional vehicles; 2) Redundant safety is required; 3) Never a toll and no punishing fines; 4) No incentives that would aggravate drivers of conventional vehicles; 5) No vehicles allowed that can exceed 25 mph.
Is 25 mph fast enough? Maybe not fast enough for everyone! But in her 2014 dissertation in civil engineering at the University of Texas in Austin, Katie Kam, PhD, P.E., found that NEVs in a continuous flow network allowed people to reach their destinations nearly as fast, or faster, than conventional vehicles during peak hours in Austin.
How much does a LEAN network cost? See our report, “How a LEAN Network Can Be Built with the Crumbs of Conventional Transportation Projects.” Sure, you could spend a lot of money if you wanted to, but why?
How can we learn more? Can you speak with our group? …come to our city? Yes, we offer no-cost consultations and low-cost workshops. See “Elements of a Work Session on LEAN networks.”