The advantages of riding a bike are many, but let’s just mention here that, by choosing a bicycle to move around, you don’t add to the pollution, you get a workout (yes, even on an e-bike) and you still have time to enjoy yourself. You could soon add another benefit to this list, one that would top them all: by cycling, you could be actively providing fresh air to your fellow city-dwellers.
The idea of using a bicycle to actively filter air and coimbat pollution on the go is not new, having been used for several concepts before. This time, though, it’s not a bicycle that’s doing the filtering, but a very special wheel, the ROLLOE.
ROLLOE is the creation of industrial designer Kristen Tapping from London, UK, and has already been recognized with the Design Innovation in Polymer 2020 award. As Tapping reveals