Why I fly so often.
Transportation as a subject seems to be in a perpetual state of innovation; as a world we always perusing the latest car with the latest and greatest technology. We focus on the new high gas mileage mini cars the are meant to change the way we drive, and interact with our environment.
One transportation category is often overlooked, bicycles. In the United States there has been a large push to replicate the successes of many European bike enitiatives. This often includes installing cumbersome bike share programs in large cities (The latest of which, CitiBike, has just been implemented around New York City).
Now there is an alternative for any cyclist in any city, even if your town doesn’t have an expansive bike share system. Coming from a MIT based startup, the Copenhagen Wheel is empowering anyone to become a safe and competent bicycle commuter. The Copenhagen Wheel is a device that can attach to any bicycle, turning it into a modern E-bike (electronic bike).
“The wheel harvests the energy you input while braking and cycling and stores it for
when you need a bit of a boost. At the same time, sensors in the wheel are collecting
information about air and noise pollution, congestion and road conditions.”