Bike on Water

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Schiller, a San Francisco native, is the CEO of design firm AIKO. He recently started the BayCycle Project, a venture that combines cycles and floats to create a bike-float of sorts. The concept works like this: you put the contraption in the water, hop aboard, and start cycling, just like would would on a normal nike. The floats (which his team at AIKO designed) keep the apparatus afloat, which the motion of pedaling propels the float forward. Just like magic, boating marries biking.

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BayCycles have been getting a bit of traction on the West Coast. Schiller was inspired to kickstart the project after hearing complaints from his neighbors in San Francisco about the Bay Bridge. A massive reconstruction project just wrapped up on the bridge – but notably absent is any kind of bike lane. Officials estimate that it will take up to $500 million and a decade of work to integrate lanes into the design. Until then, people have no way of getting from San Francisco to the East Bay (and vice-versa).

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Source : http://www.freeairpump.com

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