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Power to the people: Occupy Wall Street uses bikes to generate energy

From Yahoo News:

Having lost their gas-powered generators, the protestors at Occupy Wall Street are turning to a more eco-friendly alternative: pedal power.

Keegan Stephan, a bike mechanic and environmentalist at the Zuccotti Park site of the protest in New York, has been pedaling a stationary bronze Schwinn bicycle to provide energy for the protesters’ encampment.

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  1. Introducing the Tools of the Apocalypse « Urban VeloNovember 5, 2012 at 8:00 am

    [...] small forms during temporary grid shut downs as evidenced by the above video. We reported on these bicycle generators set up during the Occupy..umm…occupations, and they’ve been drug out and repurposed for [...]

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