gBikes to gSnails
Wilder Snail Cafe located in the Vancouver neighbourhood of Strathcona will house gbikes first permanent installation. Local business owner Boyd Thomson has partnered with the sustainable engineering group eatArt to build and design a functional stylish and sustainable way to generate power for laptops, cell phone chargers or other electrical devices.
The row of electricity generating stools dubbed gSnails will allow cafe customers to pedal for their power while enjoying a coffee, reading a book or chatting with a friend. The bikes will provide real time data into how their pedaling effort is affecting their own energy consumption and production. gbikes will be a great way to become aware of just how much energy we use, and maybe get some exercise at the same time.