eco-city design

walkable centres

shared space or separation


efficient buildings

public transport

why the trolleybus

road layout

car-lite districts



sustainable farming


quality of life


Public Transport

The district centres are linked by a network of efficient, non-polluting trolleybuses.

Sustainable eco-city design for 150,000 people






Fast and Convenient

The trolleybuses operate at 2 to 4 minute intervals throughout the day, providing quick and easy transport around the city.  Even in the middle of the night, you never have to wait more than 12 minutes.

Double articulated trolleybus

They are fast.  Trolleybuses accelerate quickly, and there is never any traffic for them to get stuck in or red lights to wait at.  Stops are spaced a good distance apart.  And with lots of doors, dwell times are kept to a minimum.

And best of all, they are free to ride.  When you factor in the costs of smart cards, machines to read them, staff to enforce them and the delays they cause, collecting fares is a significant expense in itself.  With everybody in the city using the trolleybus network, it would be simpler and cheaper to cover operating costs through city taxes and parking fees instead.

I should probably slip these chains...  But why drive when you can get driven? ... So I'll just wait, all back-of-the-bus...

 - Richard B. Riddick, Chronicles of Riddick

Highly Efficient

The trolleybuses are all double articulated, allowing each driver to transport the maximum number of passengers.

Thanks to a very tight route network, only 64 trolleybuses are needed to provide a 90 second service during the morning rush-hour.

The necessary capacity is reduced by the siting of schools.  Primary school children would attend school in their own districts, walking to school.  And by building one high school in the outermost districts of each of the city's four loops, high school pupils would ride away from the centre during the morning rush hour, instead of towards it.

Districts with high schools shown in blue

Train Station

A train station, located under the central trolleybus station, provides transport into and out of the city.

The dotted line shows the train running below ground level

The train line runs into the city alongside the road network, as close as possible to conserve green space, then plunges underground as it reaches the city centre.