Vycle is a human powered vertical transport system for our increasingly growing cities
This project proposes a new typology that will allow people to ascend and descend buildings using their bodies.
Currently, there are two main methods for vertical transportation that have prevailed for the last 100 years: the stairs and the lift. Stairs require a lot of effort for a person to go up whereas lifts are 100% powered. This carves out an area of opportunity that sits between the two.
Taking inspiration from bicycles, Vycle is a system powered by continuous cyclical movement. Its benefits are twofold: firstly, it will give stakeholders a more efficient and sustainable option to ascend, and secondly variable energy selection will be able to cater to people of varied ages and abilities, whilst creating a personalised experience. This new urban vertical transport system reintroduces a sense of community and flow that is currently exclusive to the urban ground plane.