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Ride share failure.

In 20 1 7 I went to Washington, DC. I tried to rent a bicycle because my disability makes me use 2X the normal energy to get places.

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I paid my money, went to get a handicap compliant ride to cycle around. To find no thought had been put into a properly designed cycling unit. I wish to propose the building of a correct design for men and women all over. The design i have is very simple and would make a huge impact. With 4 wheels, suspension an a swiveling seat it would allow more people with disabilities to get around. And by allowing them to travel to increase their health and allow them more JOY. I have only seen one similar unit, however I would greatly question its ability to be used by very big, mobility impaired, or those that want a more enjoyable way around. That also decreases crashing and allows for greener options to get around.


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Hey Robert P Tweed , this is MaCie' one of your facilitators here! Thank you for participating in the challenge! Are you suggestion entities similar to Pacer's Bikeshare get disability friendly bicycles or the creation of another mode? If you are suggesting this, how many bicycles per station should be equipped for all riders regardless of level of personal physical mobility?

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All bikes should be usable by the overweight, handicapped, or normal. I make the design fun and it's ability to crash even less by smart and simple key elemants. An no my design is like taking a 12speed bicyle and a tritan Cruiser, plus an added roof. For single, or 2 in line/one behind the other seating.

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Hi Robert P Tweed , It's Jasmine, one of the facilitators for this year's challenge. I'm really sorry that your experience with previous experience did not turn out well, but I am glad to hear that it encouraged you to create a design of your own! Does the unit you saw and the one you designed share similarities? Could they be combined in order to make rides comfortable for all people of different levels of mobility?

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The tricycles i have are both single geared. Im not aware of any dual chained tricycle with a 7-12 gear control. Like a 12speed bicycle. But for the many individuals including myself. That have trouble balancing even in walking, the seats of trycles ive seen don't ever swivel like a high backed office chair with optional trunks that can be added later. Its easier if i describe in a video. if you use Google hangout or Skype. I can maybe describe easier. I can be found with on hangout and on skype.