Biking is fun, environmentally friendly, and healthy. It can cut transportation costs and save vehicle-related carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.
Switching to cycling can have a big impact on the environment.
Statistic in point: If five percent of New Yorkers switched to biking to work, they could save 150 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year—the equivalent of planting a forest 1.3 times the size of Manhattan, according to Transportation Alternatives.
But for cycling to penetrate the mainstream, we need smart innovations in bicycle production and distribution, and cities to make biking save and convenient for residents.
Here are five of the best recent innovations in bike technology.
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