Friday, August 18

Smog Bikes in Beijing

I've written before about how China is implementing innovative ways to fight smog, like the columns that suck in smog and spit out diamonds.

Well it looks like soon enough there will be bikes that suck in smog as well, making cyclists the latest do-good-er for the environment. And the bikes are being prototyped by the same company, Studio Roosegaarde from Holland, with a launch date aimed for end of the year 2017.

It's quite simple, actually. As the cyclists pedal their way down the street, the front of the bikes suck in and filter polluted air and then pushes it back out, right in front of their faces. Quite brilliant.

The firm also has a partner that provides bike sharing, to the tune of 6.5 million bikes in Asia and the UK, with their sights also set on the US. Amazing alignment.

The even more amazing part...not only are you NOT contributing to pollution by riding a bike but you are also making the air cleaner in the process. Doubly good.

Doing good never felt so good.

What's your experience? JIM

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