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If you thought electric scooters were just for little tots or adults who don't realize how unhip they look on a kid-sized Razor, well, then you've yet to feast your eyes on the ultra-modern T20 electric scooter designed by French firm Fritsch-Durisotti.

Dreamed up by Monash University industrial design student, Alexander Vittouris, the Ajiro bamboo tricycle is one of the most intriguing modes of transport we've ever seen. On looks alone, the Ajiro is impressive. But it's Vittouris' approach to design that could revolutionize the world.

Flavio Deslandes bamboo bicycles - Click above for an image gallery

It may surprise some people that there are so many uses for bamboo. Many structural devices can be made from the material. Including bicycles. Yes, that's right! Not only is bamboo sufficiently stiff, it also is quite light, making it a great material for the construction of bike frames. The stalks grow in a nice "tube" shape, making the frames compatible with bicycle accessories and equipment.