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Something like the PodRide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lKq1fGtXFM, perhaps a little bit bigger.

Why did you select the ugliest velomobile to illustrate your point???

I suppose what you're imagining is somewhere between a bike and a car, one step below a Kei car type concept. Yes it does have advantages, you are starting to lose advantages that a bike has, and introduce disadvantages that a car has, so it isn't a free lunch. I had the idea for a speed limited car (30mph ish) some time ago, you could radically reduce weight etc, but the problem is the car crashing into you isn't going to be speed or weight limited, you also do nothing to address the issues of space that cars take up.

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