6. LOCALLY NO TRAFFIC JAMS AND INTERLOCALLY THEY ARE DRASTICALLY DECREASED
The traffic jams are caused by the post war urban development. Before the war houses were constructed on walking distance of the working places, after the war the houses were built on car distance from the working places, often 30 to 40 kilometres away. An extensive road network became important due to this. In a pyramid city that is not needed. No traffic jams can even occur, not within the city and not inter-locally, because the political regulations should be focused on getting a job as close to your house as possible. It is to be hoped that developing countries such a China, India and Brazil will come to this realization on time.
Pyramid cities solve all the post war problems mentioned under point 2, because they are entirely focused on gigantic savings on:
- oil/ gas by the near extinction of commuting traffic, which will also minimize the CO2 emission
- agriculture land, preventing a world hunger problem. If 1km2 of the pyramid city is used for intensified agriculture, we will not even lose any m2 of agricultural land. This saving can be intensified by building within inhospitable barren places such as the Sahara (combined with fertilizing with the Sahara Forest Project) or at sea
- energy from fossil fuels, because all the necessary electricity, heat and cooling of such a city will be sourced from deep geothermal solutions (5 to 10 km deep), faeces, if necessary complimented with solar cells and solar collectors. Building windmill parks and nuclear power plants will no longer be required
- energy, due to the compact construction method. The pipelines are very short and the loss of heat is minimal due to the minimal outside surface. Humanity is protected against the irreversible climate change, because everything is accessible from the inside. Confrontation with temporary unhealthy outside climate can be avoided, because inside a comfortable healthy climate can be arranged
PICTURE 5b - FLOORPLAN OF PYRAMID CITY
AFBEELDING 5c - GEOTHERMAL SOLUTION
8. UNSUSCEPTABLE TO FLOODING, TORNADOS, EARTHQUAKES AND CLIMATE CHANGE
If there is at least one supply road, such economic units can be built anywhere, even in the most barren regions, but also at sea, on the coast, over dykes (picture 9) or in lakes. They are insusceptible to flooding and the rising seas due to global warming. They can be constructed in such a way that we no longer need to fear hurricanes, earthquakes and the climate change.