Greening Metro – So Possible.

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Inspiration DC author Rebecca ponders if Tokyo’s use of energy technology that utilizes metro foot traffic could work for DC. The system works by harnessing energy created from footsteps of the people passing through the ticket turnstiles, turning footsteps into energy for metro displays and ticket gates.

Rebecca says, “This new piezoelectric energy generating floor has a wide range of applications and I can’t help but start fantasizing about the possibilities.”

Of course it could! And how smart. Oh, Tokyo, I’m jealous of your smart, creative metro system. I bet you even have revenue generating ads, you know, on more places than just the walls. Sigh. Jealous. Oh wait, except of the crazy people-pushers. Those I am not jealous of.

Katie moved to DC in 2007, and has since embarked upon a love affair with the city. She’s an education reform advocate and communications professional during the day; at night and on the weekends, she’s an owner here at We Love DC. Katie has high goals to eat herself through the entire city, with only her running shoes to save her from herself. For up-to-the-minute news and reviews (among other musings), follow her on Twitter!

4 thoughts on “Greening Metro – So Possible.

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