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

A mockup prepared by ASE of what a Citi Bike station equipped with pedal-powered generators could look like. "Each rider is able to make up to 300 watts per hour because the generator is 300 watt motor," explained ASE CEO Brooks Maschmeier. "But most riders like myself will make about 100 watts per hour. We have made 800 watt bike generators for real extreme riders, but that is a lot of power. The power produced is very dependent on the rider."

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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~