Today's gadgetbahn is the Shweeb, a prototype suspended bicycle-pod railway built at an amusement park in New Zealand. Whose idea was this? How did it get built? Is this just a revival of Victorian-era engineering? What did the Shweeb do with its million dollars? What does this gadgetbahn tell us about how we build bike infrastructure? All this, after the news.
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References & notes
-  Mass Transit: Edmonton bus ridership returns to pre-pandemic levels
-  Wikipedia: Hotchkiss Bicycle Railroad
-  Wikipedia: Suspension railway
-  Wikipedia: Memphis Suspension Railway
-  Wikipedia: Wuppertal Schwebebahn
-  Wikipedia: Shweeb
-  Wikipedia: Trampe bicycle lift
-  Wikipedia: History of monorail § Suspended and bicycle railways
-  Shweeb: What is Shweeb Racer
-  NZ Herald: Shweeb: How New Zealand's Hyperloop contender became a theme park attraction
-  Bloomberg CityLab: Whatever Happened to The Shweeb?
-  NextBigFuture.com: Shweeb, bike sharing and compact bike parking would be 20 times cheaper for an urban commuting network
-  CNN: Why did Google bet $1 million on Shweeb?
-  The Left-handed Cyclist: Pedaling Along the Skyway
-  Stuff.co.nz: Businessman wants 'Superman' monorail ride to go with Christchurch's new stadium
-  Tom Scott: Google gave the Shweeb $1,000,000.