• MIT to encourage unfit people into cycling with new motor wheels

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    Copenhagen is not hyped when you say that the number of cyclists here outnumber he car owners. The big environmental conferences take place here, and yet this conscious city still takes measures to go even more environment friendly. Here, where the number of air hose stations are more a frequent sites than gas pumps, has got the MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology lab to develop a motorized rear wheel called the ‘Copenhagen Wheel’ to encourage unfit and older people to biking around hilly and longer distances. The Wheel, with a small motor in its hub, will fit into any existing bike frame, giving riders extra horsepower for hills and longer distances. The Wheel’s battery pack is recharged by pedal power and braking. True, sometimes it does take more than a just a whistle to awaken the people.

    Via – [Gizmodiva]

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on December 17, 2009