Tong City Bike
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - Ehud Rattner
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The new Tong City Bike is a great solution for the bicycle riders who like to ride at night. The bike is illuminated by integrated light tubes that can be customized to any desired color, making the bike more visible and less likely to be hit by passing cars.
Besides being safe and secure, the bike is low maintenance. There is one housing for the brake system, drivetrain, shock absorbers, and gears. Another gimmick of the Tong City Bike is a mini lockable safe, situated near the middle bar. The idea is to provide a secured storage space for the rider's wallet, cell phone, and keys.
The bike was developed in order to help solve the congestion and the increasing traffic problems in modern Chinese cities. Besides the advantages of using a clean, non-polluting vehicle, the Tong City Bike offers a stylish, fashionable design. Although the production of the bicycle is currently limited, its developers and designer hope to mass-market it in the future.
TFOT has covered the Aquaduct, a pedal-powered water transportation and filtration vehicle designed to aid families in developing countries, and the Hydrogen Powered Bike, based on fuel-cell power. TFOT also reported on the Vectrix, an electric scooter that offers all the benefits of a gasoline-powered scooter with reduced carbon dioxide and smog-forming pollutants.
For more information on the Tong City Bike, see NR21 Design's website.