26 May '11, 2pm

Urban Commuters Are Psyched About The YikeBike via @crispgreen

Urban Commuters Are Psyched About The YikeBike via @crispgreen

Despite its small size, odd shape and unfamiliar handlebar placement, the Yike Bike is poised to change the way urban commuters get around in a big way. Common issues, like size, safety, and storage space, make it difficult for many urban residents to become bike commuters . And let's face it, for those with longer commutes, getting up tw0 hours early only to arrive sweaty doesn't sound like an attractive summer activity. Yet bikes allow us to be more nimble in traffic, avoid parking wars, and eliminate the need to buy $4 gas all together. It was both these problems and benefits that inspired the YikeBike . Created by brothers from New Zealand, and initially inspired by the Segway, the YikeBike is the smallest, and at 10kg (22 pounds), the lightest electric folding bike in the world, enabling people to take it on buses, trains, and cars and store it easily under a desk or ...

Full article: http://crispgreen.com/2011/05/urban-commuters-are-psyched...

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