31 Dec '13, 2pm

Renewable 'Pedal Power' To Light Times Square Ball Tonight

Renewable 'Pedal Power' To Light Times Square Ball Tonight

By John Voelcker 240 views Dec 31, 2013 Follow John Add to circle Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter CitiBike NYC racks in Manhattan, by Margaret Bedore (CC 3.0) Enlarge Photo Never let it be said that New York City doesn't get everything it can out of its 50 million-plus tourist visitors each year. In this case, it's pedal-powered energy to offset the roughly 50 kilowatt-hours of electricity consumed by the famous lighted ball that drops to signal the New Year. Times Square, site of the famous ball drop that ushers in the New Year, has now been outfitted with a rack of six stationary Citi Bikes that visitors (and residents) can pedal to charge batteries. New York Times Square Enlarge Photo The bikes are propped up on dynamometers that can generate about 75 Watts. According to a member of the promotional team for the event, most people stay on the bikes for 2 ...

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