#751: Sedanture

One of the major reasons that people cite for not using public transport is that they have to sit next to other members of their species. A UK Transport Secretary once ineptly summarised this feeling by referring to Jean-Paul Sartre‘s considered view of bus travel: “Hell is other people.”

Another issue with public transport is that trains, planes and buses are all excellent locations at which airborne diseases can be exchanged.

Today’s invention is therefore a personal module containing a seat and windows: something like a modern sedan chair. These would take the form of a one-person compartment which would isolate the travelling public from each other and together fill the interior of a bus or train. At journey’s end, porters could even be hired to transport any box and place it on a small wheeled base for weatherproof pavement transport -like an electrically powered invalid carriage.

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