MetaLoop — Or How We Can Stop Worrying and Love the Three Most Precious Things We Have: Our Time, Health & the Planet

“The Station Comes to You…along a new renewables-dedicated, optimally distributed, fractal geometry, integrated people and green electrons-moving network…

…via a multi-modal urban flow-distribution, rapid transit machine to de-carbonise, de-congest, de-pollute, de-heat, de-idle, de-hazard & re-justice our Cities ASAP.”

A City Greening, Multi-Modal Urban Distribution Network for the 21st Century
Le Solei — John Olsen 1965

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A Swiss Army Knife, Smart Phone-analogous, Urban resource-energy Transit Single Platform with Multiple Modes; to Decarbonise & Decongest our Cities to Net Zero by 2050
Aerotropolis Sydney Bradfield — HyperLoop Trunk, MetaLoop Branches at Nancy-Bird Walton Airport
Lake Cakora, NSW — A Distributed Flow System with ideal Asynsis geometry-Form, sculpted by optimal Constructal temporal-Flows, a key ecomimetic inspiration behind the MetaLoop network design
“If you fix Cities, you kind of fix the World” Tony Hsieh — CEO, Zappos

Overall, the inexorable shift from simple digitization (the Third Industrial Revolution) to innovation based on combinations of technologies that respond to both supply and demand (the Fourth Industrial Revolution), is forcing companies to reexamine the way they do business.

Klaus Schwab, Chair, World Economic Forum 2019

Filling an Adjacent Possible Multi-Modal Darwinian Niche in Urban Transit — Renewables — Urban Farming by Elevating above and along Existing Transport Corridors
A Uni-Modal MetaLoop analogue, SkyTran, via NASA

Western Sydney Unliveable by 2050

“Just planting a number of trees will not solve the problem,” Professor Santamouris says.

“We need to have much more radical solutions.”

Potential MetaLoop routes above existing Sydney Light Rail & Train Lines — Grimshaw study
Grimshaw Parramatta Road Study—current and future, also with Asynsis MetaLoop
MetaLoop Urban GrapeVine: Rain Collection-Misting-Greenery-Shading-Solar-Wind power, pedestrian and cyclist-scooter bridges, with MetaPods in both Elevated and At-Grade modes.
A Central to Parramatta Grapevine-Arbor: MetaLoop as Urban Lung Bronchi, as extruded Linear Trees — An extensive network of fractally-distributed , Green, Cool Walkable-Cyclable Parklet-Avenues for Urban Village-scale placemaking, with local shops, bars, restaurants, cafes & fountains for our Overheating Cities (with many thanks to Elizabeth Farrelly, author of “Killing Sydney” for her comments).
MetaLoop urban distribution networks can help decarbonise all these sectors, the only question is, “by how much?”
The OECD 5 Dimensions of Build Back Better — All MetaLoop Capabilities
The World’s First Metro from 1863 — London Underground — from Paddington to Farringdon
Clean, Green, Safe, Cool & Fast — Using the Third Dimension and Elevating Up
Safe, Dedicated Active Transit Routes
Classic London Overground Rolling Stock — design and construction by Smethwick & Cravens Chief Draftsman — Asynsis Design Director Nigel Reading’s Paternal Grandfather, Leonard Charles Reading; along with our friends, Foster & Partners’ Canary Wharf
London Transport: Vertical Transit Modes — MetaLoop doesn’t Excavate, it Elevates
Baker Street Station London on the World’s First Metro Line. Invented in London when it was the Largest City in the World and Suffering from massive Immigration and crippling Congestion — the solution? Use the Third Dimension and Excavate Down.
How MetaLoop can connect Sydney’s new Tech Central District with Greater Sydney

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How can we De-Congest and De-Carbonise our Cities Most Rapidly, Affordably and Easily?
Imagine no more Traffic Jams, Traffic Lights, Stop Signs, Bus and Train Queues with the Archigram Walking, Plug-in City Realised
A CleanTech, 4th Industrial Revolution Multi-Modal, Single Platform 100% Renewables-powered, Light-Active Transit, Food, Water and Recycling Solution
At Least 5 Modes, with 5 Revenue Streams for a Rapid ROI
Transport & Mass Transit Expert Team Leadership with Arup — London Undergound East London Line reference design for London Overground GingerLine
MetaLoop Sites in Hong Kong & Australia
Solving Melbourne Road & Rail Congestion with Additional, Adjacent Possible, Optimally Distributed, Fractal, Biomimetic Transit Streams
Inefficient Radial vrs Optimally Efficient Fractal Biomimetic Distribution Networks
MetaLoop With Pods
From Hong Kong Spin to MetaLoop — A Single Platform, Multi-Modal Demonstration Project for Clean & Green Tech
Renewable Energy Generation Capability qualifies MetaLoop for Green Bond Financing and Power Purchasing Agreements (PPAs)
2030 Busines As Usual: More Congestion — Longer Travel Times, Not Less
McKinsey Predicts a MetaLoop-enabled 50% Seamless Mobility Scenario by 2030, likely higher with our filling the Third Dimension “Adjacent Possible” Niche: directly above our Existing Road and Rail Routes
Seamlessly Integrating Personal Rapid Transit Pods with Monorail, Walking, E-Bikes and Scooters-Skateboards, Bikes, Jogging and Walking
10% of Trip: First & Last Miles: AV-EV PRTs on Suburban and Urban Roads in Bike-Bus lanes, 90% of Trip: AI-Monorail Rapid Transit
MetaLoop with Pods
Utilising the Missing Third Dimension above Existing Roads & Rail — Filling an Urban Transit Evolutionary Niche
Light, Elegant, Filigree Tensegrity Structure with Integrated Solar PV, PRTs with Seamlessly Dual MonoRail and Street Modes
The Higher your Transit Mode, the Faster you Travel over Longer Distances in the Same (ideally 30min) Trip Times, via Beautiful Light Cable-Stay Masts
Renewable Energy Zones clustered around our cities, feeding new, stand-alone MetaLoop-integrated Renewables-only grids, like Leaves on a Grapevine
New Grid: 100% Renewables (Wind, Solar, Biomass, GeoThermal, Wave & Tide), with Integrated Pumped-Hydro-Air & Battery Storage: Generation and Distribution
Urban Farming & Parklets Between & In Buildings — plus, increasingly Large Rural Pesticide-free Biomes to allow Farm Land to Revert to Forest & Capture C02. Image features the Eden project; an iconic Grimshaw design that Asynsis principal, Nigel Reading worked on in London
Optimal Multi-Modal, 4th Industrial Revolution, Green New Deal Distribution Network for the 21st Century Smart Ecolivable City. Green Electrons and Light-Active Rapid Transit from REZs, Industrial-Data Zones, Vertical Farms, via our Suburbs, to our CBDs; efficiently moving people, light goods, data and fresh food.
Two Philosophies — 1. Economic — Doughnut Model: Staying within our Ecological & Social Limits 2. Physics of Complex Systems: Constructal Vascularisation
MetaLoop 100% Renewables Grid Rapidly Accelerates the Decarbonisation of our Civilisation by Transforming our Cities to Non-Fossil Fuels more Quickly
Recycling Materials Like Marine Plastics into MetaLoop PV Track Surfaces, via Public Private Partnerships — Allocating Surplus 5 Revenue Profits to Social Spending via Blockchain Apps (nominated as preferred by the Commuters), and by the MetaLoop Operator
Beautiful Sailing Yacht Cable Stay and Net Structure, inspired by Nature, Hong Kong Spin, Frei Otto and the Scientia Building, UNSW, by
Masters Engineering Case Study, RMIT-tutor Mentored, Supervised at Deakin university; concludes MetaLoop (even with 1 revenue stream), is Viable. So with 5 revenue streams, it promises to be highly profitable, with a rapid ROI (also thanks to lower capital costs due to modular, pre-fabricated above ground construction, with minimal services and traffic disruption and expedited construction times), with scope for surplus social & ecological spending by applying the Doughnut model and increasing urban Constructal vascularisation. Future R&D pending with various academic and consultant partners

Scenario 3: Seamless mobility

Now for a third possibility: What if cities encourage the use of shared AVs through regulation and incentives? That would make it possible for residents to “mix and match” rail transit and low-cost, point-to-point autonomous travel in robo-taxis, autonomous shuttles, and autonomous buses easily.

Our analysis suggests that pooled AV shuttles could grab 25 percent of the market (twice as much as in the unconstrained-autonomy scenario), and private cars and privately used robo-taxis could provide about 30 percent of passenger-kilometers in 2030, compared with 35 percent for private cars today.

McKinsey predict up to 50% of all transit by 2030 could be by a MetaLoop-enabled system — and it could be even more with our light bridges over existing roads-rail lines, which means no traffic jams, traffic lights, bus and train queues to endure; because ML pods like the at-grade only Zoox, pick commuters up and drop them off door to door with a safe, private AV-EV trip, so the vast majority of most commutes are sailing non-stop, over existing road and rail routes.

Optimal MetaLoop Constructal Energy-Resource Flows into Most Efficient Possible Fractal Network Forms
MetaLoop Circulation Schematic — with Ramps, Kiosks, Parklets and Urban Farming
Wuppertal Suspension Railway
Xiamen — Existing Transport Infrastructure Co-Location
Renewable Energy Zones, via the Climate Council
REZs in New South Wales, Australia
Greenery — Extruded Linear Trees — plus Solar & Wind Electricity from REZs outside our Cities re-wired to our Homes, Workplaces & Leisure Spaces
REZs in Victoria, Australia
Curtin Placemaking
Spiral Ramps with Landscaping
At least 50% MetaLoop-enabled (AV-EV PRT Pods & Walk-Bikes-Scoots) Seamless Mobility by 2030, and even more (up to 90%) with MetaLoop Bridges over existing Road & Rail — because MetaPods then offer the most convenient, fastest-possible A-B Trip Times.

It’s not just autonomous vehicles that would make the difference. Intelligent traffic systems, advanced rail signaling, and connectivity-enabled predictive maintenance would all boost network reliability. Seamless mobility could improve performance on all five indicators that characterize a transit system: availability, affordability, efficiency, convenience, and sustainability. It could accommodate up to 30 percent more passenger-kilometers (availability) while reducing average time per trip by 10 percent (efficiency). It could cost 25 to 35 percent less per trip (affordability), increase the number of point-to-point trips by 50 percent (convenience), and, if AVs are electric, lower GHG emissions by up to 85 percent (sustainability).

McKinsey, The Road To Seamless Mobility 2019

Future Cities CRC — Deakin & UNSW supporting MetaLoop
Asynsis partners Design Thinkers Group — Providing Solution Consulting to our Public-Private MetaLoop Stakeholders
Breaking Point, by Peter Seamer — ex-Arup and CEO of Planning Victoria
A Distributed Flow System Exemplar — Laniakea

Architect+Designer, Complexity geometer, Sustainability advocate, TEDx speaker, Asynsis principle: More for Less, Form follows Flow