Future City Mobility Winner (2)

Winners of the Future City Mobility competition, Marten Wallgren, Il Choi, David Seesing and Miika Hekkinen designed this project dubbed London Garden, envisioning a cleaner, more integrated future for London’s transportation. The design begins with electric bicycles that operate in three modes: standard; exercise mode, in which resistance is added to generate and store electricity; and electric, which uses stored electricity to power a motor. The foldable bikes are designed for community use and stored in bus stops modeled to look like trees, blending seamlessly with the natural landscape. The bus stops also generate electricity using sun, wind and rain water. The bicycles work in conjunction with electric buses and taxis, where they’re brought aboard and used as seats, bringing their energy reserve in for use by the vehicles. [via Tree Hugger]