DailyDirt: Human-Powered Transportation
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Fred Flintstone got around in his foot-powered car, and if it weren’t for the really heavy brontosaurus ribs, Fred could keep his wheels on the ground all the time. Transportation technology may have gotten a bit better these days, and here are a few more examples (non-fictional) of people-powered vehicles.
- If you like recumbent bikes, the Velomobile is a nice little vehicle that hides all your pedaling efforts from view — and it even has an option for electric motor assistance. But it’s not really a viable “second car” for a lot of folks (it also costs about $8500). [url]
- The Aquaskipper has an interesting motion for propelling its riders along calm waters. Hopping to stay afloat might not be the coolest way to get around, but the bouncing will definitely attract some attention. [url]
- A human-powered monorail could be a fun form of transportation… But there’s no passing other riders! [url]
- To discover other interesting transportation-related content, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.