Tuesday, April 22, 2008

carpooling or bike commuting?

Following links while reading Bicycle Retailer online, I found this story about a pedal car. Performance art for our era of rising fuel prices, but can this also be the future of carpooling or bike commuting? After watching the video, it occurred to me the energy wasted to haul it back to its garage. Senseless!

It reminds me of a movie we saw about some guys in Idaho who built a bike car and pedaled it to different snowboarding spots in the Northwest. Maybe you can rent it, or you can buy a copy to share with friends.

Imagine families pedaling to school or to the park in one of these. For short trips together, why not? Maybe this is the future - the most fuel-efficient vehicle ever.

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