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Source: Studio Roosegaarde

Smog-Eating Bikes Become Available To 20 Million People Through New Partnership

By Nicole Caldwell

A design firm is on a quest to create smog-free cities around the world. Their latest innovation? Bicycles that breathe in smog, trap particulates, and let out filtered air. You already know riding a bicycle is good for you. Bicycles are great alternative modes of transportation that are healthy for the environment and super for your own physical (and mental) health. But now, bicycle culture is about to go a step further: with cycles that actually take in dirty air, clean it, and return it to the environment.

The smog problem has gone international. 

First stop for these brilliant bicycles is China, where “smog red alerts” are normal fare for residents throughout the country. Pollution-based smog has been known to shut down factories, curtail scheduled commercial airline flights, and close highways.