This is an interesting point. Because while coming up with ways to facilitate low-energy forms of transport in an overly-reliant car culture like here in the US is necessary, so is providing safer, more efficient and affordable transport for families in India. (Kind of reminded of how some in the US love to talk about China's rapid development and its impact on the environment, when the US has a fraction of the population and only up till very recently was the biggest producer.) Still, every country has a responsibility to the environment and something that's going to be more accessible and high production run should guarantee low emissions (as in real, not labeled). Perhaps some of the solutions for DESIGN 21's bicycle competition will address these needs.
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