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Citi Bike Pedal Power to Illuminate 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball (PHOTOS)

Citi Bike Pedal Power to Illuminate 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball (PHOTOS)

You might recall that this summer, Inhabitat brought up the possibility of using Citi Bikes to generate pedal power, and it looks like the folks behind the blue bikes might have taken notice. Citi Bike is

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Could the Citi Bike System Be Used to Generate Pedal-Powered Energy for NYC?

Could the Citi Bike System Be Used to Generate Pedal-Powered Energy for NYC?

The media has been all over the fact that opportunistic New Yorkers have been using docked Citi Bikes as their own personal exercise machines, but what if all of that pedal power could actually be put to

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Energy-Generating Bikes Made From Trash Power Film Festival in France

Energy-Generating Bikes Made From Trash Power Film Festival in France

The initiative was launched in 2012 by students determined to study the electricity production of pedaling. First drawings and design study for the project were made by BP design agency. Two of the five

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Ultralight 81 Pound Airplane to Attempt World Record For Human-Powered Flight

Ultralight 81 Pound Airplane to Attempt World Record For Human-Powered Flight

A team of Yamaha motorcycle designers have put their experience to the test in a new field by developing an ultralight airplane that's powered by a simple set of pedals - just like your bike!

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The Mattapan Mobile Farmstand Uses Pedal-Power To Bring the Farmers Market To Your Door

The Mattapan Mobile Farmstand Uses Pedal-Power To Bring the Farmers Market To Your Door

Farmers market produce is always better than the grocery store, but it’s not always as convenient. A Boston-based nonprofit design collaborative called Building Research + Architecture + Community

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Dual Purpose Bicycle Provides Transportation and Pedal Power!

Dual Purpose Bicycle Provides Transportation and Pedal Power!

A dual purpose bicycle (DPB) is a bicycle which can be used for both transportation and for power production. The modification consists of a free wheel, a bottom bracket and a “V” pulley. The

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The Stealth Bomber: An Electric Bike Fit for the Dark Knight

The Stealth Bomber: An Electric Bike Fit for the Dark Knight

So Bruce Wayne didn't get to realize his dream of supplying Gotham with endless amounts of clean energy. Maybe he should have started smaller in his efforts to go green, like swapping out some of those

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Denmark Constructs Bicycle Superhighways For Copenhagen’s Commuters

Denmark Constructs Bicycle Superhighways For Copenhagen’s Commuters

vvoe / Shutterstock.com In April, Denmark completed the first of what will eventually be a network of 26 bicycle “superhighways”—smooth routes exclusively for Danes who wish to commute into

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Top 6 Sensational Pedal-Powered Designs

Top 6 Sensational Pedal-Powered Designs

The Schweeb The Schweeb is a low-impact take on the monorail that places people in plastic tubes (guided by a rail) that they can cycle to their destination in. As ridiculous as it may look, this idea

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Magnificent Revolution’s Pop-Up Cycle-In Cinema Runs on Pedal Power

Magnificent Revolution’s Pop-Up Cycle-In Cinema Runs on Pedal Power

Magnificent Revolution started in 2007 and is a not-for-profit education project based in London dedicated to guiding people towards positive solutions and low carbon lifestyles. They use bicycle power

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Oracle Beater: Bike-Powered Paper Mill Turns Invasive Plants Into Paper in Ghana

Oracle Beater: Bike-Powered Paper Mill Turns Invasive Plants Into Paper in Ghana

Mary Hark’s interest in Kumasi, Ghana began with a year-long Fulbright fellowship that allowed her to get to know the local community. She and a team of students, artists and faculty from the Kumasi

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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Central St. Martins’ Graduate Show

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Central St. Martins’ Graduate Show

Product designer David Bennett created a fantastic machine called Natural Factory that you can bring to the beach for building public seating, while engaging people in a DIY activity. The idea behing the

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Fun and Fanciful Eco-Park Sprouts Up In Amsterdam Schipol Airport

Fun and Fanciful Eco-Park Sprouts Up In Amsterdam Schipol Airport

Officially opened with a surprising picnic themed party early last month, Airport Park offers a unique place in the world for everyone to enjoy. Located before passport control within Lounge 1 it features

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Maya Pedal Transforms Old Bikes into Pedal-Powered Water Pumps, Blenders and More

Maya Pedal Transforms Old Bikes into Pedal-Powered Water Pumps, Blenders and More

We've seen some incredible innovations in bicycle technology lately - from self-charging components such as the Copenhagen Wheel to designer fixies by Diesel. But what happens to these and all other bikes

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Nokia Unveils Bike-Powered Cell Phone Chargers

Nokia Unveils Bike-Powered Cell Phone Chargers

Nokia has released a pedal powered cell phone charger kit slated for developing nations where the power supply is limited, unreliable or expensive. The kit includes a bottle-dynamo, like the ones used to

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Dual Purpose Bike Harvests Kinetic Energy

Dual Purpose Bike Harvests Kinetic Energy

We just got a tip from reader Selvan about a dual-purpose bicycle that can be used for transportation as well as for energy production. Using a stand that fixes the bike in a stationary position and a

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Human Powered Velomobile Bikes over Land or Sea

Human Powered Velomobile Bikes over Land or Sea

Now that it's clear that the flying cars we were promised as youngsters are not going to appear anytime soon, we can perhaps take comfort in the arrival of the brilliant HEPAV 1.1, a human-electric

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Competition Offers $250,000 to Design Pedal-Powered Helicopter

Competition Offers $250,000 to Design Pedal-Powered Helicopter

Who knew that pedal-powered flight would have such a sudden resurgence in popularity? Recently we looked at a Dutch teenager who is making waves with his pedal-powered plane made out of balsa wood and

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Teenager Builds Pedal-Powered Airplane Out of Balsa Wood

Teenager Builds Pedal-Powered Airplane Out of Balsa Wood

Lots of kids wish they could build an airplane and fly away, but Dutch teenager Jesse van Kuijk has become one of the rare few to make it happen with his pedal-powered plane made out of balsa wood,

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