This is how you ride in a city with toxic air
Pollution is the invisible menace cyclists never stop to thing about. Every time we commute home in rush hour traffic or pedal through a highly congested city we are inhaling a variety of dangerous air pollutants.
The majority of us don’t live in regions where the pollution levels are considered toxic but it’s a serious topic in a city like Beijing, where at one point last month the pollution level measured 40 times the recommended safety levels.
In response, a local artist Matt Hope whipped up a pedal powered “breathing bike” with a dash of ingenuity and a handful of crap to purify the air as he rides. The rig does produce a claimed 5,000 volts of electricity, so you’ll want to steer clear of the rain.