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Urban Planet: The Cardboard Bicycle

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Urban Planet is a daily roundup of blogs from around the world dealing specifically with urban environments. We’ll be on the lookout for websites outside the country that approach themes related to urban experiences and issues.

Lighter, faster, cheaper! Israeli, Izhar Gafni, has designed and will shortly begin mass producing a cardboard bicycle. The bike, including wheels, brakes and pedal bearings, is made entirely of recycled substances. Gafni expects the bike will retail for $20 and that materials will cost $9. For those worried about soggy cardboard, Gafni has tested the bike by immersing it in a water tank for months and it retained all of its hardened characteristics. (Reuters)

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