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Introducing Max, the most accessible vehicle ever.
 
The Next-Braking Wave-Form:

This is a series of vehicle designs for Pedicabs that can carry three passengers, the legal limit, as well as people in wheelchairs and cargo. Also shown is a number of configurations of weather-protected tricycles, operated by both arm and leg power and equipped with small electric-assist motors. Smaller and slower is safer and least disruptive in our crowded urban spaces. Federal law defines a human-powered vehicle with an electric-assist motor of less than One Horse Power, with a maximum speed of under 20 Miles Per Hour as a bicycle.
 
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The Cube:

Minimal but very flexible. Accessible from both sides when the vehicle is alongside the sidewalk and from the back as well. Equipped with ramps that are at the same level as the sidewalk so it is very easy to use. Seating and windows are folded away and deployed when needed. Operator is in his or her own protective capsule. Can do the work of a large motorized van.
 
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The Max:

Built to the size permitted by the NYC Department of Consumer affairs 55” x 120”. (Coincidentally, perhaps ironically, these numbers are the speed limits on most NYS roads and the claimed maximum speed of most large motorcars.) In actuality this vehicle will not travel at more than 12 MPH, the speed of an ordinary bicycle. This is less than ½ of the desired speeds for most NYC streets, and less than ½ the footprint of a noisy and polluting cargo van. Passenger seating elements fold inside one another so they can be condensed when necessary, to allow enough room for wheelchairs or cargo.
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The Four-Wheeler:

The simplest design possible, with privacy windows as well as clear, (all of the models shown may enjoy this feature) as well as a stable four-wheel configuration, although current State law defines a bike as a two or three-wheeled vehicle. This is obviously an arbitrary distinction which prevents the design of the safest and most stable human-powered vehicles for no discernible reason.
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The Tube:

One version allows the rider to determine his posture when moving, from standing straight up to sitting or leaning or even practically lying down. Since maximum visibility is needed to provide safety, conspicuous extensions are deployed above the vehicles, aided by LEDs, to make certain that trucks, vans, buses and cars are able to be aware of its presence at all times.
 
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Sociables:

By providing for a common framework, it is possible to provide for a number of these units to be arranged in tandem and alongside one another, or both. Users may also choose to determine their posture when moving. Unlike Industrial Scale Vehicles, Human-Scaled vehicles can provide for a high degree of flexibility in their configuration and operation. There can be room on some of these frameworks for wheelchairs and cargo as well.
 
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Two Earlier Versions:

In this case the padded seat easily folds up against the wall when the space is needed for a wheelchair or cargo. While in motion, may be left open to the air when desired or protected from the weather.
 
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