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It's certainly a long way from Pee-Wee Herman and his bike. We think it's just as cool, though. California-based aerospace engineer Dan Hanebrink is pitching four electric-powered bike models, including one that's a lot closer to motorcycle than bicycle.

In an effort to stem the flow of potentially defective accelerator pedal parts at the source, Toyota announced earlier this week that replacement pedal components had begun shipping directly to its factories. While the announcement was a welcome step in the right direction towards a long-term resolution, Toyota retail dealers – face-to-face with millions of concerned customers seeking a fix – were understandably angered that the automaker had apparently left them out of the loop.

Of course, we never condone driving while intoxicated, and we always suggest using pedal-power over piston-power whenever possible, so here's a machine which satisfies both of those edicts. In all honesty, we're not so sure what the legalities of actually using a machine such as the PartyPub on real public roads are, but we can imagine that a pedal-powered pub could find plenty of use for festivals, block parties and parades.

What is the greenest way to get somewhere? Probably walking, I suppose, because it doesn't take much to get started and the outlay of products necessary to do it is very small. But, next is probably by cycle. Not powered cycles either, but the good old fashioned pedal-powered bikes. True, you can spend a few grand on a super nice bike, but the truth of the matter is that pretty much any bike powered by your legs is the most efficient way to get around. Don't believe me? Click here for proof. Now