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    Quote Originally Posted by Loboc View Post
    Just. ..... lol.

    OP must be in used car sales. No way someone that passed 8th grade science would post this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Jon View Post
    First of all, what kinda hoity-toity Walmart (granted an oxymoron) has escalators?
    In Boston, there are several grocery stores that moved into older big buildings that put parking on the first floor and all the shopping on the second, because of parking space difficulties. In chicago, there's a grocery store where the parking deck is on the roof, over the groceries. I had this really ineasy feeling while shopping there that some guy's suburban was going to come crashing down into the cereal aisle.

    As for the concept, I think it's crazy. The friction from the conveyor and the power needed to keep it moving when nobody is on the road is going to chobber any savings. Plus, now you've created a line and how are you going to connect cars to a moving platform at highway speeds? all sorts of recipies for disaster. OP, please don't run for president. You might get yourself elected with thinking like that (I'm going to build a wall...)
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    The OP is punking us again. Have we forgotten his scheme to save energy by drafting? The real craziness is in taking him seriously.
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    Well, they laughed at Galileo too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just_Jon View Post
    First of all, what kinda hoity-toity Walmart (granted an oxymoron) has escalators?
    I visited S. Korea for work (not far from Seoul) and found it interesting that pretty much any store or residence is in high rise buildings.

    When you have a store like Wal-Mart in a small high rise building, it might take up 3 or 4 floors of the building. You still need a cart to shop, so there are cart escalators (angled moving ramps) in these stores. Craziest things I have seen, but being from the US in a small urban area there is no need to expand up. Just google: "home plus escalator" images and you will see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMonster View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by viking79 View Post
    I visited S. Korea for work (not far from Seoul) and found it interesting that pretty much any store or residence is in high rise buildings.

    When you have a store like Wal-Mart in a small high rise building, it might take up 3 or 4 floors of the building. You still need a cart to shop, so there are cart escalators (angled moving ramps) in these stores. Craziest things I have seen, but being from the US in a small urban area there is no need to expand up. Just google: "home plus escalator" images and you will see them.
    The new Target store here in Brampton had these. I'd never seen them before either, and Target went out of business in months, so I guess I've missed my chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenMonster View Post
    So I was thinking about how to save gas and kilowatts for all drivers. I have this large hill near my house that I go up every day and use up a lot of battery. Then when I go down I get great mileage.
    Have any of you ever seen those machines in Walmart by the escalators that pull the carts up the stairs in the middle of the up and down escalators?
    What if there were giant car size versions of those on most of the major Hills where cars go. We could all hook up and get pulled up and the coast down. Even gas cars would be invited to participate. Think how many gallons of gas and electricity we could save ! I think they could install a bunch of those for a fraction of the price of that bullet train and it would be a lot better use of the money.
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    It wouldn't take a lot of power if the load going up is balanced by the load going down, sort of like a funiclar train. There's a canal boat lift in Belgium that uses this principle. its capable of lifting really big river boats and barges.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strépy-Thieu_boat_lift

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    Put up multiple threadmills with generators to power the conveyor. Then offer free treadmill use for all who need to lose weight!
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