A cardboard bicycle might offer citizens across the world a means of transportation that is both exceedingly cheap and completely friendly to the environment.
The product is the brainchild of an Israeli inventor who spent years trying to figure out just the right way to build the item. The final product, a bicycle made almost exclusively out of cardboard save for a few components derived from other types of recycled materials, offers a ride that the author of a recent report calls stiff but otherwise similar to any other bicycle.
In a matter of months, this contraption will head into mass production, and its creator hopes that the final product will cost no more than $20, making it a very viable option for those persons hoping to avoid congestion, cut down on emissions, and save money. Grants for eco-friendly manufacturing mean that production costs almost nothing.
Safety obviously becomes a question with these devices, but the creator’s business partner says repairs and adjustments are unnecessary and the tires won’t puncture. To further ensure safety, consumers can stick to the bicycle basics and do things like wear helmets and bright colors. No matter what type of bike you’re aboard, always err on the side of caution and obey the law to remain safe. The bike might be cardboard, but your bones are not.