On the Go Sustainability 

Bike to the Future

chris boardman futuristic bike

Throughout the years, we’ve seen many interpretations of futuristic cars but this is probably the first time I’ve seen a conceptualized design of a bike from the future. The above design was unveiled by Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman who firmly believes that this will be available within 20 years. Specs of the bike include:

  • Spoke-less wheels where the tires will be puncture-proof and is self-inflating
  • Biometric technology such as fingerprint recognition as part of a locking system for the bike
  • Mini computer to calculate the amount of calories burnt by the cyclist
  • Battery assisted motor using solar power to assist the cyclist in pedaling

and even a music system

According to Boardman, all the technology required for this is already available and it’s just a matter of throwing it all together. It doesn’t seem too farfetched considering the revival of cycling arising from the public’s need of a cleaner mode of transportation. I for one can be expected to be in line to buy it when it first comes off the assembly lines.

via Daily Mail.

Laser Bike Lanes
Parking Your Bike in Japan
Bamboo Bikes
Japanese Pedal-Powered Roller Coaster
  • ben

    we should put fingerprint recognition on regular bikes!

  • Dave

    And just how do the wheels get power from the pedals? He's so worried about a music system and fingerprint recognition, he's forgotten how the bicycle functions.

  • Warren

    Very nice.

    More mechanical details like the drivetrain would be nice. Having CVT type gearing to optimize cadence/power would be nice. The rest is fluff.

    If a version of this bike can be manufactured now without the fluff then it should be… less dreaming more doing.

  • phileascheng

    …and implement it into a city bike sharing program, that would be quite revolutionary i think