Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens




The City Daily Photo theme for August is “Bicycle”. My contribution is a picture of the YikeBike, a fully folding electric bike. I saw this several years ago in a shop in Auckland, but have not ever seen it in action. Go to the YikeBike website for video clips. The unconventional handlebars, the origami-like fold up, not least the glistening finish – a feast. Headquarters and manufacturing of the YikeBike is in Christchurch, New Zealand.

And while on the subject of intriguing modes of electric-powered locomotion (but outside the brief of “BIcycles”): just recently when I was framing a shot on Grafton Bridge, Auckland, a gentleman floated into the picture on a single wheel: an “AirWheel“. Looked very classy and does not even need to be folded up!

For more contributions to the theme of “Bicycles” click here.




  1. Stefan Jansson

    Thar air wheel looks kinda cool. I think I want one.

  2. Rosemary K

    Very good. I’m going to buy an electric bike when I get too old to pedal uphill and the yikebike looks the perfect answer 🙂

  3. William Kendall

    The foldup’s quite unusual. I’ve seen the airwheel before… the balance issue on one of those would baffle me!

  4. Kate

    I would love to own an electric bike.

  5. Rob

    Groovy, in a weird way. Here, you can find them in a museum…

  6. Julie

    My vestibular system will not allow me to ride a two-wheel bike, that alone a unicycle. IMO, this theme is about cycles, and I really don’t care how many wheels are involved. I am sure other members will take me to task on this.

  7. EG CameraGirl

    Oh, I like the idea of a foldable electric bike!

  8. Lauren Kennedy

    The advancement of technology is just amazing :).

  9. Halcyon

    Looks like an interesting concept. I would try one – especially if it came in shiny red!

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