Smog Free Bicycle

Smog Free Bicycle

Smog Free Project

SMOG FREE PROJECT is a series of urban innovations led by Daan Roosegaarde to reduce pollution and provide an inspirational experience of a clean future. SMOG FREE TOWER, SMOG FREE RING and SMOG FREE BICYCLE provide a local solution of clean air in public spaces. Here along with governments, students and the clean-tech industry, people can work together to make a whole city smog free.

Smog Free Bicycle

SMOG FREE BICYCLE prototype is the latest addition to the SMOG FREE PROJECT. The project is being developed with ofo, the leading Chinese bike sharing programme.

The design of the first SMOG FREE BICYCLE prototype is inspired by the manta ray, a fish which filters water for food. The bicycle can work in a similar way, with a plug-in device on the steering wheel of an existing bicycle it filters the air. The innovative bicycle inhales polluted air, cleans it, and gives clean air to the cyclist. It is intended to become a medium for smog free cities, generating clean air to celebrate the bicycle and making thousands of them to create an impact on the larger urban scale.

Smog Free Bicycle with ofo and Tezign
Smog Free Bicycle with ofo and Tezign

Specifications:

2017-2018. Smog free technology and custom design on the ofo bicycle. First prototype launch in 2018. The SMOG FREE BICYCLE draws its inspiration from the Smog Free workshop in Beijing in 2017 which featured artist Matt Hope and Professor Yang from Tsinghua University.

Clients:

ofo, Tezign.

Awards:

Grand Award for Sustainability, Design For Asia, HK. Gold Award, Design For Asia, HK. Graphite Pencil, D&AD Impact, US. Notable Design for Social Impact Award, Core77, US. Platinum Award, A'Design Award, IT. German Design Award, Excellent Product Design, DE.

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Daan on Kunstuur TV
Daan on Kunstuur TV
“De rol van de kunstenaar is om meer schoonheid in de wereld te brengen (schone lucht, schoon water, schone energie). Eigenlijk ben ik een Schoonmaker” Watch the celebrated TV interview from 15:10 with Lucas De Man.
Smog Free Bicycle trending on media
Smog Free Bicycle trending on media
Smog Free Bicycle gained hundreds of features on media. Watch or read on CNN, The Times, The Guardian, Dezeen, Inhabitat, SCMP, Trouw, DAMN, CGTN, and Tianjin TV.
Work in progress
Work in progress
On the Smog Free Bicycle in Shanghai.