#1794: RampRoof

It takes surprisingly little structural steelwork to hold the weight of a car safely overhead.

Today’s invention helps deal with the shortage of urban parking spaces as well as providing weather protection to pedestrians.

A ramp allows cars (blue) to drive up onto a trackway over the pavement and park.

Another raised lane is provided to allow parked cars to pull out overhead and rejoin the street via a second ramp.

Pedestrians thus are sheltered by the cars themselves and the roadway has an extra lane (yellow) that would otherwise consist of (filled) parking spaces.

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