Starting this week there's a new, lazier way to get around our nation’s cities. Since the bike-sharing phenomenon has hit so many urban centers around the globe, the next logical step involves making this mode of transportation easier to use. New Yorker Jeff Guida has just the thing - a new portable electrical motor called ShareRoller that motorizes any shared bicycle.
ShareRoller is a briefcase-shaped DC motor capable of continuously powering a bicycle. The device attaches to the mounting bracket of the front wheel and a thumb throttle links the device to your fingertips. This new portable innovation helps enable a bicyclist to reach speeds of 18 mph without pedaling, making getting 20 miles across town a snap!
Guida launches the Kickstarter campaign for the ShareRoller on February 28, 2014. He hopes to raise $100,000 so that he can get the ShareRoller into production and supporters who donate $995 will walk away with their very own. A cheaper and greener alternative to taxis or rental cars, motorized shared bicycles may well revolutionize cities across the nation.