31 Aug '11, 10pm

Rethinking your commute for next week? See the latest designs for an electric folding bike:

Though I’ve never tried one out, I really like the idea of folding bikes — electric assisted or not — as a solution to the “first and last mile problem” with mass transit… that is, getting to and from transit stops. Ride to the stop, fold it up, and carry it on… no risking those front-of-the-bus bike racks, or dirty looks on a crowded train. I must admit, though, that when I’ve watched demonstrations of the folding process itself, I wondered whether a degree in engineering, or experience with origami, was necessary. Perhaps it’s just my fear of things mechanical, but it often strikes me as a pretty complex process.

Full article: http://blog.sustainablog.org/electric-folding-bike/

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