Gallery: How Citi Bikes Could Be Used to Generate Pedal-Powered Energy ...

Navjot Kaur, a co-founder of The Charge Cycle, a company that makes bike stations that can charge personal electric devices using pedal power told us that his company has also considered the idea of adding generators to Citi Bike stations. "We think it'd be an added benefit to the bike users and to even people that need a charge when a bike is docked," he wrote to us in an email. "The Citi Bikes are already using a dynamo to power the front and back lights of the bike. To add the ability to charge a phone would be an integration into the PCB on board."

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  1. brooks June 26, 2013 at 11:59 am
    The power from people could help run the electronic Citi Bike racks and act as a remote power station for electronics during power outages.
  2. 1crazyfox June 26, 2013 at 9:52 am
    Homeless are ofttimes unhealthy due to high stress, lack of medical care and proper nutrition. It takes a tool on a body and mind quickly-and I am speaking of those that are not addicted to alcohol and drugs-they fare much worse. But having said that, at first glance the idea of making bikes available for charging phones, etc, sounds like a plan~