Go Here: Trampoline Walkway in Russia
Surely there is no better way to travel.
‘Fast track’ was installed in Nikola-Lenivets Forest Park for the Archstoyanie Art Festival in July 2012, as a temporary interactive art installation. Created by the Estonian architecture firm Salto Architects, ‘Fast Track’ was originally slated to be a fun temporary walkway during the event, and then be disassembled.
The 167-foot bouncing walkway was so popular, though, that the park decided to leave it as a permanent installation. The folks at Salto explained the project as “an attempt to create [an] intelligent infrastructure that is emotional and corresponds to the local context, giving the user a different experience of moving and perceiving the environment.” Nailed it.
We really think that if all moving walkways were replaced with trampolines life would dramatically improve — have you ever tried to be upset while jumping on one? It’s actually physically impossible. Just imagine how much happier people at the airport would be, if instead of standing on those people movers, they were bouncing along to their gate. Jumping with carry-on luggage could be kind of dangerous, though.