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Best Industrial Design: Strida Folding Bike

We should declare our bias and conflict here: Both TreeHugger founder Graham Hill and I ride Stridas. The bike is a complete change in the way one uses a bike; you can fold it up in five seconds and then drag it around like a stroller. You can hang it in your closet (on hooks, like Graham designed). You can go intermodal and bike to the subway or train or plane; I do that to New York.

So it isn't just a change in the design of a bike, it is a change in the way bikes work. Designed by British designer Mark Sanders, who says in Azure, “Transportation means freedom,” says Sanders, “and a folding bike is even more freeing than a regular one since you can literally take it anywhere.”

More in TreeHugger:
Strida 5: The World's Simplest Folding Bike
A Review of My Strida Folding Bicycle
Off To ICFF On a Wing and a Strida
Hang Your Folding Bike in Your Closet
Trend Watch: Multi-Modal Commuting with Folding Bikes :
Air Canada to Intermodal Cyclists: Drop Dead

Credit: Strida USA

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