The Minnesota anti-PRT propagandist is cutting-and-pasting his usual talking points on the forum at the Ithaca Journal -- the usual stuff, so I won't go into it here. But this excerpt made me look twice:
Imagine that slim guideway packed with pods each filled with standard-sized, 300 lbs [sic] Americans. Imagine the centrifugal force as the pods whipped around a corner at 40 mph. Without bracing, the slim poles would either bend or fall pulling the entire guideway down.
That is why the Raytheon PRT had massive posts and a big pipe for a guideways [sic].
Ignore his made-up claims about structural engineering and Raytheon, and focus instead on this part:
filled with standard-sized, 300 lbs [sic] Americans
This jogged my memory about a graphic he did a few years ago:
What's his freaking problem with large people?
Ken Avidor -- always Klassy with a K