Raised-Lowered Bicycle seat for Seniors, South Carolina
While many bike innovations have been created for the younger bicyclists, few have focused on seniors. Instead of having to pedal a three wheeled tricycle, which self-balances, or ride a regular bicycle and worry about hopping off the saddle to put down a foot at an intersection, this bicycle has a shift lever to raise and lower the seat. A bicyclist approaching an intersection could lower the seat and have her feet flat on the ground. After leaving the intersection, she could raise the seat and achieve a good seat/pedal distance for knee comfort and pedal power. This eliminates the fear of having to dismount quickly though the senior would have to learn the additional mechanism for lowering and raising the seat.