Folding Bicycle Essay

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CHAPTER-1
INTRODUCTION

A folding bicycle is a bicycle designed to fold into a compact form, facilitating transport and easily park. When folded, the bicycle can be more easily carried into buildings and workplaces or on public transportation and more easily parked in compact living quarters or aboard a car, boat or plane. Folding mechanisms vary, with each offering a distinct combination of folding speed, folding ease, compactness, ride, weight, durability and price. Distinguished by the complexities of their folding mechanism, more demanding structural requirements, greater number of parts, and more specialized market application, folding bicycle may be more expensive than comparable non-folding models.The choice of model, apart from cost
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1. The half-and-half... Many people who work in white collar jobs need to arrive with that white collar looking fresh and crisp or they're in for some double takes and snickers. That's why so many people will go half-and-half on their commute by taking public transit, a subway or bus, into work and then riding their folding bike home. That way they get to work looking fresh and get a nice ride in on the way home. It's a great way to blow off steam and stay in shape when you don't have time for the gym.
2. The combo-deal... In a life of long commutes it can seem like you spend more time sitting down than exercising. How can you wake up stuck in traffic or packed like a sardine in a subway car? Combo-deal folding bikers mix up their commute with a bike ride somewhere along the way. Whether they are driving to a parking garage and then riding the rest of the way in or riding from home to the subway or train station, these folding bike commuters are masters at the combination
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The high influx of population to urban areas, increase in consumption patterns and unplanned urban and industrial development has led to the problem of air pollution.
Currently, in India, air pollution is widespread in urban areas where vehicles are the major contributors and in a few other areas with a high concentration of industries and thermal power plants. Vehicular emissions are of particular concern since these are ground level sources and thus have the maximum impact on the general population. Also, vehicles contribute significantly to the total air pollution load in many urban areas.
India has made rapid strides in industrialization, and it is one of the ten most industrialized nations of the world. But this status, has brought with it unwanted and unanticipated consequences such as unplanned urbanization, pollution and the risk of

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