The Ajiro Bamboo Bike - Naturally grown urban personal mobility
Designed by Monash University student Alexander Vittouris, this unique bamboo bike concept is called the Ajiro.
Consumption of raw materials has lasting implications – economically, socially and environmentally. This vehicle is about rethinking our approach to both design and ecological sustainability of the products we create and use
Utilising the strength and rapid growth of bamboo (Bambusa Oldhamii), the bamboo structure of this unique bike is grown straight out of the ground into a preformed mold. Furthermore, Bambusa Oldhamii seems most appropriate for climatic suitability in Australia.
Bamboo is very eco-friendly material, with its rapid growth rate (as much as one meter in a 24hr period). That’s why The Ajiro is ideal for the formation of unique urban personal mobility.
The Ajiro is not only human powered bicycles, but also has an energy storage system that allows for excess power to be stored and used at a later time. It also provides a canopy protection for the rider and a reclining seat of woven bamboo stalks. Check it out here.