Copenhagen wheel converts bikes to human-electric hybrids

Like to ride your bike but need a little boost on those steep hills?  Check out this new “Copenhagen” wheel that snaps onto the real wheel of most bikes to convert them into human-electric-powered hybrids. The wheel, born out the MIT SENSEable City Lab initiative with help from the mayor of bike-friendly Copenhagen, goes on sale Tuesday for $699 from Cambridge, Mass.-startup superpedestrian.com. The goal, according to Assaf Biderman, associate director of SENSEable, is to get people to cycle more than they already do.

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