Tag: Transportation


Cycle on the Recycled: A $9 Cardboard Bike Set

The all cardboard bike is shockingly durable: it can carry riders who weigh up to 485 pounds. A layer of coating atop the cardboard shields the bike from the elements and gives the finished product the look and feel of lightweight plastic. While the cost to make the bicycle ranges from nine to twelve dollars, the manufacturer expects to sell the vehicle for sixty to ninety dollars depending on the optional addition of an electric motor.

via Cycle on the Recycled: A $9 Cardboard Bike Set to Enter Production in Israel – Business – GOOD.

Turning NYC’s Iconic MetroCard Into A Massive Urban Game

Mayday is proposing an alternative that could please critics on all sides of the table. Their idea is to let advertisers engage New Yorkers in an urban game, where each rider holds a key to unlocking a larger image with some embedded value. Think of it as a giant puzzle, where every MetroCard is a unique puzzle piece.

via Turning NYC’s Iconic MetroCard Into A Massive Urban Game | Co.Design.

Infographic: Invasion of the Drones

In early 2012, the United States Congress called upon the Federal Aviation Administration to develop a plan to integrate drones—civil unmanned aircraft systems—into the domestic airspace by the target date of September 30, 2015.

via Infographic: Invasion of the Drones – GOOD.

The Saab Saga

Troubled Swedish carmaker Saab was in the news yet again in late September as they won a court appeal allowing them to seek bankruptcy protection. Struggling with falling sales, the car company has been unsuccessfully trying to get new funding to ensure their survival, for several months now. Saab now hopes that the decision to grant bankruptcy protection will buy some time to secure investment from China.

via The Saab Saga | YouGov – BrandIndex.