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From Medicinal Transport Pods to Socially Savvy Decks

By: Tiana Reid - Published: Sep 9, 2011
This list of transport-focused social innovations explores a variety of means in which people, often in the Majority World, rely on transportation not simply to make a living, but to survive. It's easy to take transportation for granted when you have a variety of options. Today, will it be the subway, a bus, a skateboard, a bike, a car or even a plane?

What is more, industrialized countries, even if "plagued" with traffic and long commute times, can for the most part, rely on the safety of their roads in getting them from point A to point B. Poor infrastructure in less-industrialized countries translates to routes that aren't fit for vehicles, bikes and people.

Many travel miles for water, food and medicine and these transport-focused social innovations use design to create low-cost ways to confront necessary journeys.