Part 2- Asia Based Design projects 4


Chinese Transportation Design and City Development- The Straddling Bus 


Design Company
Shenzhen Huashi Future Parking Equipment Co.


Basic Description  

The highlight innovation of Straddling Bus is that it runs above car and under overpass. Its biggest strength is saving road spaces, efficient and high in capacity. It can reduce up to 25-30% traffic jams on main routes. Running at an average 40 km/h, it can take 1200 people at a time, which means 300 passengers per cart. Another strength of the Straddling Bus is its short construction life cycle: only 1 year to build 40-km. Whereas building 40-km subway will take 3 years at best. Also the Straddling Bus will not need the large parking lot that normal buses demand. It can park at its own stop without affecting the passage of cars. The interior has a huge skylight that will eliminate passengers’ sense of depression when entering.


Design rationale and concept 

This transportation and mobility design concept is aiming to solve the problem of traffic jams in big city like Beijing , ShangHai and HongKong. It can bend around corners, and it travels along rails to enable smaller vehicles to pass underneath which eliminates traffic congestion by traveling over lines of cars.


Target audience and country 

Big conjested cities with high population around the world.


Green facts & awards

– powered by grid electricity and solar energy system 

– self-charging capacity by using ‘relay direct current electrification’

– CO2 reduction 

– zero emission toxic gases

– saves up to 860 ton of fuel per year (reducing 2,640 ton of carbon emission)

– saving road space

– Reducing traffic jams by 25-30% (CO2)

– up to 1200 people per run


 Beijing’s Mentougou District (Beijing)

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