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Well, leave it to the Dutch to try anything. Joanna Goddard's A Cup of Jo blog directed me to a post from last month on The Pop Up City about the installation of a "transfer accelerator" at the Overvecht railway station in Utrecht, Netherlands. "Transfer accelerator" actually seems to be a fancy way of just saying "mega slide." Designed by HIK Ontwerpers as part of the railway station's recent renovation, the slide is meant to both aid travelers when they're in a rush and act as a "great instrument to make the city more playful." It may not be as ambitious as throwing down a maze of moving walkways, but it's still pretty damn cool. Considering Chicago's often frustrating public transit cluster, adding a slide or seven may help with our collective morale. It'd be nice to try something at least.
Check out the Dutch news video about the slide as well as a first-person account of what it feels like to use the "transfer accelerator" (spoiler: it's like sliding down a big slide):