Grassroots Innovation | The ever versatile workhorse, the bicycle. China [2]


The old adage “necessity is the mother of all inventions”, underlies the basic premise that drives human ingenuity to invent and innovate. For practicality, I’ve lumped them together as they are rooted in the same cause, and are triggered by the same need.

And the need to innovate is universal! Regardless of geographical location or economic stage. So here’s a look at street-level or grassroots-level innovations from around the world. It essentially involves looking at an existing problem with a new set of eyes to identify solutions, using any means and resources available.

This is China’s version of such solution.


A versatile cargo trike spotted on the streets of Shanghai, China. Photo: REculture

Inspiration: REculture: Post-Consumption

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