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Bob #2

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03-15-2010 10:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource

http://www.yikebike.com/site/gallery/video/yikebike-discovery-channel

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 10:59 PM

Thats quite a bike. I wonder how it goes up hills? The $4500 tag is pretty pricy though.

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 11:02 PM

Very cool. Christchurch is one of my favorite cities.

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#3 posted 03-15-2010 11:38 PM

How cool is that. I wonder what the cost is. You could make it back just in fuel and parking saved.

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#4 posted 03-16-2010 12:13 AM

Way cool!

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#5 posted 03-16-2010 12:59 AM

I think were seeing the ultimate answer to parking and the overhead of same in crowded city corridors.
Realistically the price should resolve as the demand for thees units drives the production up.
This one is currently the top contender for single person transit.We can’t possibly keep donating 240 sq feet to every automobile that needs to park in the downtown.

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#6 posted 03-16-2010 01:15 AM

$4,500 for a bicycle that goes 6 miles on a single charge? I would rather just walk.

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#7 posted 03-16-2010 01:19 AM

I saw that episode a while back on Discovery with my wife. I agree wtih you – resolves a lot of the congestion issues…here in Vancouver I could see this type of idea sticking since the town is already going pro-bike / anti-car in the downtown core.

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#8 posted 03-16-2010 02:07 AM

Lucas, what are they paying to park in downtown Vancouver on a monthly basis?

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