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Cycles Maximus set out to build a high capacity tricycle that provides a practical, environmentally friendly solution to your local transport needs. Their cargo trikes and pedicabs are used all over the world and customers include Royal Mail.
Bridgestone Americas has added to its parent company’s 300 million yen (approximately US$3.5 million) donation to relief efforts following the Japan earthquake and tsunami with a $250,000 donation of its own to the Japanese Red Cross. More...
Barclays Cycle Hire will be a public bicycle sharing scheme for short journeys in and around central London. You'll be able to pick up a bicycle, use it as you like, then drop it off, ready for the next person - reducing the growing gap between public transport capacity and demand. Eco-Rally visitors can test ride the prototype bike, prior to launch on 30 July 2010.
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The Horizon HMX pedelec stores hydrogen in powdery form inside sturdy metal hydride cartridges. The hydrogen "fuels" the fuel cell which powers the electric motor. This model is being tested by London's foremost hydrogen pioneers - Camden Council - as a courier bike. Revolve Global Ltd assisted the local borough council to set up the trial, in order to conduct field tests, stimulate demand and pave the way for a fully-fledged hydrogen re-fuelling infrastrucutre.
Forget everything you thought you knew about pedelecs (electric-assist pushbikes). The Gocycle is designed by an ex-Mclaren design engineer and was voted by The British Library as one of the most iconic inventions of this century’s first decade. This is executive travel at its best. The electric motor and sealed chan ensure you can ride to work in your suit - free of grease-stains and without breaking a sweat. The bike can fold to fit on a train in rush hour or sit in the corner of your office. The wheels are side mounted, so changing a flat is like a formula one pit-stop. Three gears and full suspension, all in a stylish package that weighs just 16kg.
Designed by an ex-Lotus engineer to be fast and light, yet strong - electric-assist is deemed unnecesary. Use cycle lanes to avoid traffic jams. No parking fees, low maintenence and interchangable wheels.
|Transportation Alternatives held its 7th annual Commuter Challenge pitting cyclist, driver, and bus/subway rider in the ultimate showdown of which mode of travel can be quickest, cleanest and cheapest!|
Cycles Maximus is world-renowned for building quality cargobikes. Their modular design can be used as a pedicab, flatbed, billboard or cargo trike. Plus it can be fitted with a Heinzmann or Lynch Power Dive motor for when a relatively inexpensive extra 'pair of legs' is required. The lead-acid batteries cost just a few pence to fully charge.