A cardboard bicycle? Yes thats right! It may seem a little strange but some entrepreneurs from Israel have developed a way to reuse this everyday shipping material to create a fully functional bike.
And at $20 it could be available to almost anyone!
And no, this is not an electric bike……but maybe it could be in the future!
Here is the first video that describes the business side of this project. There is a more detailed video of how the bike is made below.
Wow! That is a game changer! I would like to highlight some important points from the video.
First of all, this type of bike creates affordable transportation for many people. A bicycle is one of the most efficient forms of transportation and many people around the world use them as everyday transportation. Creating a bike that costs $20 opens the door of efficient transportation to so many people around the world.
This is a really cool way to reuse cardboard instead of sending it to a recycling facility. Cardboard is also a material that is readily available in many cities and towns. Why not reuse this by-product of shipping other products?
That leads right into this idea of creating local factories to create these bikes in towns and cities around the world. Locally made bikes would reduce the transportation costs of these bikes to the point of sale. Plus it would create new jobs in those local towns or cities!
Overall, this concept of reusing a shipping material that is readily available and creating local businesses to supply affordable transportation to local people is pretty amazing!
Here is the video of how they create this cardboard bike.