Chicago Company Aims To Popularize Electric Unicycle

Commute Connect wants the self-balancing, one-wheeled device to become a trend in the U.S. It's already popular overseas. The company's president has been riding around Chicago to drum up interest.

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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Bike sharing programs are popular in many American cities. A Chicago company wants to offer a different set of wheels for rent - or should I say wheel? We're talking electric unicycles. Commute Connect is hoping its self-balancing unicycle will catch on among commuters. Which is why its president can now be seen perched on one zipping along the streets of Chicago. As a conversation starter, he told the Tribune, it's even better than a puppy. It's MORNING EDITION.

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