Bikes are the most efficient thing on two wheels (sorry, Aptera), but they're not ideal for everyone's city commute. A new vertical parking/shower stall concept from Yinnon Lehrer over at Yanko Design could make biking an easier choice for a lot of people. The main reasons: you bike is protected from theft and, in Sebastian Blanco
So you've got your new electric bicycle and it's great for getting around town with a lot less effort than pure pedal power, but what happens when you want to go on a longer trip like a vacation and you want to take your bike(s) along? Adding a motor and battery to a bicycle adds weight and conventional bicycle racks for your car may not be able to support them.
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A few months ago, we told you about the FlexFix integrated bicycle rack in the new Opel/Vauxhall Corsa. It's an ingenious little contraption. The FlexFix system is essentially a drawer that can be pulled out from the car's rear bumper. On it are two wheel-mount bike racks, an extra rear license plate, and supplemental brake lights. When not in use, you wouldn't even know the system was