Tonight, people around the world will gaze into their TV screens, as the iconic glittering ball drops onto Times Square, ushering in a new year. But this time, that big bright ball of celebration will be powered by energy generated from New Yorkers on Citi Bikes.
That’s right, from Saturday through Monday, pedestrians were invited to hop onto one of 6 stationary bikes at 42nd Street and 7th Avenue to pedal their little hearts out. Through sustainable innovation (and magical science-y brilliance) the kinetic energy from those pedal-strokes was converted into electricity that will power the New Year’s ball’s 32,000+ LED lights. Continue reading