What the Bicycle Can Teach Us About the Next Century


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Eric Wicks writes at Good that, "in the next century, our job as designers will be to evaluate accepted solutions through a different lens."He continues by explaining that:

It's not just about solving for the negative; It's about creating a positive. The bicycle is a good example. We have figured out how to harness kinetic energy while braking to recharge batteries in electric vehicles. Imagine applying this idea to a bicycle. Most of the challenge of cycling is in creating motion rather than sustaining it. Having the aid of an electric motor might help adults that are older or overweight to adopt cycling as a more serious and attractive mode of transportation.

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