STEP LIVELY NOW!

The Witness - Wheels - - FRONT PAGE - PHOTO: RA­JESH JANTILAL

Vice-chan­cel­lor of the Univer­sity of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) Pro­fes­sor Al­bert van Jaarsveld steers a hu­man pow­ered pedal bus, which was de­vel­oped by fi­nal-year me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing stu­dents at the UKZN Howard Col­lege Cam­pus in Dur­ban. The stu­dents demon­strated the bus dur­ing the an­nual me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing open day held at the col­lege cam­pus. Each sad­dle ad­justs to ac­com­mo­date shorter or taller stu­dents. The pedal bus can eas­ily be con­verted to ride on the many unused rail­ways in South Africa, which opens the door to pub­lic trans­port that is both cheap and healthy.

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