Published on April 18th, 2014 | by James Ayre8
Me-Mover — Compact New Step-Driven Vehicle On KickStarter
If you’ve ever wanted something along the lines of a step-scooter but with some actually forethought going into the design, then it looks as though your wish has finally been granted.
Meet the Me-Mover — a step machine on wheels that allows for notably better ergonomics and posture that you can learn to ride very easily and rapidly.
The Danish designers describe the Me-Mover as “quite simply, the first set of wheels designed for all the ways we move in cities, from busy streets and park trails to flea markets and bike lanes.”
The Me-Mover’s KickStarter page provides more:
Our unique, balanced three-wheeled design offers an entirely new way to ride, standing and stepping in an easy, natural manner. At any pace you choose – walking, jogging or biking speeds – you’ll enjoy improved control, balance and visibility.
Our team of engineers and architects developed the Me-Mover in Copenhagen. For urban mobility, you won’t find a better testing ground, or a population more savvy and critical about pedal power and design sophistication. It’s only now, after five years of proving ourselves in Denmark, that we’re bringing Me-Mover to the world.
Something else worth mentioning — the Me-Mover can be folded up into a highly compact 18- by 13-inch (43- by 13-cm) footprint. Not bad when you consider how much space bikes can take up.
Not so sure that I would use one myself, but certainly interesting. How about our readers? Anyone interested? Given how quickly the campaign blew past it’s goal, clearly some people are.
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