Hold the phone! Is Shweeb the future of public transportation? And if so, what will each of these things smell like inside? Find out in “10 Futurist Predictions in the World of Transportation.”

We’ve seen our fair share of elevated-track transport systems, but the Shweeb is a little bit different. It’s like a bicycle track, except it’s built 19 feet (5.8 meters) above ground level where it barely impacts existing road use. And the bicycles are recumbent, built inside clear pods, adding an element of comfort. The founder, Geoff Barnett, got the idea while traveling in Tokyo, where, he says, everyone rides bikes and almost everything is encapsulated.

Hold the phone! Is Shweeb the future of public transportation? And if so, what will each of these things smell like inside? Find out in “10 Futurist Predictions in the World of Transportation.”

We’ve seen our fair share of elevated-track transport systems, but the Shweeb is a little bit different. It’s like a bicycle track, except it’s built 19 feet (5.8 meters) above ground level where it barely impacts existing road use. And the bicycles are recumbent, built inside clear pods, adding an element of comfort. The founder, Geoff Barnett, got the idea while traveling in Tokyo, where, he says, everyone rides bikes and almost everything is encapsulated.