Between companies like Tesla and ZipCar and any number of other transportation-related startups, the way we get from A to B is changing.
But the bicycle is still around, and it only takes a quick walk around most major cities to see that it's thriving.
Of course it's come a long way since the iconic penny farthing – the old-timey bike with a huge front wheel – but a number of designers are at work to teach our pedal-powered friends some new tricks.
Newer, better bikes are being conceived all the time. Electric motors for expanded range, windshields for comfort, maybe even make it a foldable design for easy transport.
Let's take a look at the future of pedal-powered transportation.If you want something built for speed, check out Ilya Vostrikov's design. It's a reimagining of a bike by Specialized called TT, and the dropped handlebars keep your body in a position optimized for speed.
This heavy-duty trike looks ready for some off-road rides – three wheels instead of two make for a more stable ride. It even folds down small for carrying it around.
How about a bike that doesn't have a rear hub? Designs like this will be adapted to carry luggage where the hub used to be. By storing things below the bike's center of gravity like this, it makes for a much safer and steadier ride.
This electric bike was designed by Audi as part of the Worthersee Tour, a big car event in Austria. It combines an electric motor with your own pedal power.
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