Why Leeds Needs PRT

Enough with public transport from the 1900s

Nick Jackson
May 27, 2014 · 10 min read

I know, let’s update public transport!

Trams

A concept rendering of the Leeds Supertram.

Trolleybusses

A rendering of the proposed NGT trolleybus.

New Bus for Leeds

It’s a New Bus for London, but painted green and with the word “Leeds” on the front.

So how can we fix this?

What are the benefits?

It’s really efficient

It can be really flexible

A rendering of the Vectus system mixing PRT and GRT on a single infrastructure.

It’s comfortable for passengers

It’s safe

It’s expansion and integration ready

So why is this good for Leeds?

A rendering of an ULTra guideway running alongside a road in the UK. Yes, that elegant and modern looking mesh thing.

It all looks good, but is it feasible?

Won’t this mess up existing mass transit?

What does it cost?


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