16 Feb '12, 3pm

It's a bus! It's a bicycle! It's a....buscycle! And it's powered by kids.

It's a bus! It's a bicycle! It's a....buscycle! And it's powered by kids.

Leave it to the Dutch to figure out how to replace even school buses with a conglomerate of bicycles . The buscycle, used to transport kids to day care, turns elementary schoolers’ boundless energy into a source of renewable fuel. There’s a grown-up steering, plus room for at least a few non-pedalers (though they should beware strict Dutch law that heavily penalizes anyone not actively engaged in riding a bike). Other features: a convertible roof, a small engine in case of critical snack and juice box failures, and a built-in sound system.

Full article: http://grist.org/list/kid-powered-school-bus/

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