Friday, August 19, 2011

Cool Technology of the Week

I've been riding between meetings in the Boston area for 2 years using my Strida folding bike.

It's been great for me but not everyone has a  bike they can carry with them into the office.  

Now, there's a new way to get around Boston - Hubway , funded in part by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Using solar powered, cellular connected, high tech bicycle racks with well engineered nearly maintenance free bicycles, it's now possible to commute between 61 stations in the Boston area for a low annual membership or daily fee.

The technology was perfected in Montreal and has solved the problem of bicycle theft, availability, and parking.

It's a truly amazing system and one that is a model for cities around the globe.

A secure, internet connected, solar powered way to rent a bike when you need to ride between points in the Boston area.  That's cool!


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