Bike Powerrr

January 9th, 2019
As we did last year, we will continue in 2019 to share our weekly news filter ‘What We’re Clicking On’ with the most interesting articles relating to the future of technology in cities, buildings and interiors.

Cycling 1KwH per day

What if people’s daily bike rides through cities like Amsterdam could generate power.  S-park is a system, developed by Amsterdam based creatives Guillaume Roukhomovsky and Blaž Verhnjak, that lets bicycles generate electricity from communal bikes. When cycling, the front wheel stores kinetic energy. When at the end of the day, the bikes are stored, the bike is connected to the grid and the electricity  can be used for example for street lighting. With a rack of 30 bikes that have been used each for 2.2 miles of commuting, 1 KwH can be generated per day. The next step would be to connect the bikes to the household grid, which will make people more conscious of their electricity use.
S-Park has already been tested by PaveGen in four projects in the U.S. and has been introduced as part of the Human Power Plant, a project of the University of Utrecht. S-Park’s fits Amsterdam’s ambition to invest 100 M USD in biking infrastructure by 2020.
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