Smog free bicycles may sound too good to be true, but they’re now going to be a thing in China. The smog free project by Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde started with a smog free ring and the tower. The ring showed black smog trapped in a clear square to emphasize the air quality. Why stop there? Thinking bigger, a tower was created to do the same thing and it also worked well. This inventor was on a roll thinking of how a nation can get involved in cleaning the air themselves. China being a capital for bicycles it made sense to design a bike to reduce the pollution in the air. It’s an incredible invention that was recently unveiled at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting last month.

Smog Free Bicycles

It sounds impossible to invent a bicycle that cleans the air doesn’t it? After all this could be the answer to reducing our CO2 admissions on a much larger scale. Inventions are by definition unbelievable at first. Think of how Alexander Graham Bell was regarded when he first introduced a prototype for the telephone. Today we’re walking around with our telephones. Could smog free cars be next?

The bicycle takes in polluted air, cleans it, and releases clean air around the cyclist. It combines transportation and clean air promotion at the same time.  As cycling is one of the main sources of transportation. It made sense to launch this in China where pollution is one of the highest in the world. The invention acquired confirmation by the Eindhoven University of Technology’s findings on the results of the smog free tower. The largest bike sharing initiative will launch in China in the near future.

smog-free bicycles

The results from this will encourage urban cities to embrace this new clean air project. It will promote a healthier city in a two pronged attack.  Eco warrior Daan Roosegaarde’s passion for clean air led him to one of the most important inventions of this century. I’m excited to see this grow across the world. Cycling cities such as Copenhagen and Amsterdam are two of the largest cycling cities in Europe. Could they benefit from bikes that clean the air? Certainly any city with a cycling paths and bike sharing can adapt this project. Leave your comments below.

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