Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Continuum Ubicycle

The Ubicycle public bicycle service system by design firm Continuum (who worked on the Hundred Dollar Laptop project) will give commuters a new way to get around town. The unmanned bike rental kiosks are topped with solar panels for power, and use RFID-embedded Smart cards for tracking and security. The distinct look and green color of the bikes will also make them easy to spot on the street, so they'll be harder for thieves to sell or ride around on freely.

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Electric Bike Pilot Option

    TORONTO, Oct. 4 /CNW/ - The McGuinty government is testing a clean,
healthy transportation alternative with the launch of a pilot allowing the use
of e-bikes on Ontario roads, Transportation Minister Donna Cansfield announced

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Galileo: Energy and Transport

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