Saturday, December 5, 2009
When I found this cigarette card of a ‘horizontal bicycle’ in the archive of the New York Public Library, I just had to send it to my friend Shelly Mossey at Urban Mobility Project. You may have seen him on the streets of NYC or on Martha’s Vineyard—usually with his wife Rachel and son Jackson—and always on a recumbent bike. His fleet includes a recumbent pedicab and a recumbent tandem. Always looking ahead, he shot me this futuristic creature called the Pardo, short for cheetah in Spanish. It’s been prototyped and tested, and I hope to see Shelly on a family version sometime soon. See details on Treehugger.