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GOOD Design Daily: BMW's 97.5 Percent Recyclable Subway Car

by Alissa Walker

December 4, 2010
We all know mass transit is the greener way to travel. But it probably never occurred to most of us that those subway cars might be just as messy to manufacture (and dispose of) as the automobiles we're abandoning. The new Siemens Inspiro system, designed by BMW DesignworksUSA, hopes to revolutionize rail systems by developing a more sustainable subway car that's a mind-boggling 97.5 percent recyclable.
Inside, the space is designed for both greener travel and for greater comfort. Most ingenious are the branched poles at the center of the car, so more people can hold on without experiencing the awkward fist-over-fist game that riders always seem to play. If that detail alone makes you want to board immediately, you'll have to head to Poland: The Siemens Inspiro will debut in Warsaw's Metro in 2012.

Via Co.Design

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GOOD Design Daily: BMW's 97.5 Percent Recyclable Subway Car