Monday, September 24, 2012

Cargo Bikes, the future from the past!

Cargo Bike, photo by Brian Yap.

Could it be that cargo bikes, who were ever so present in the past in most big cities, make a come back? This article in Lowtechmagazine seems to say yes . I would agree since a cargo bike is much more agile in inner city traffic than a van or truck and many cities are seeing them operate right now.

Great article and good read: http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2012/09/jobs-of-the-future-cargo-cyclist.html#more

Ride safe and free.

Gerry :)


bee and jay said...

I read that this morning- it IS a good article. It would be really great to see more of this but it will probably take small entrepreneurial businesses to lead the way here in North America. I can just hear the Fed Ex lawyers saying the liability issues of having delivery men on bicycles are to great to permit it to come to be.

Gerry Lauzon said...

I hear ya! However, I did see a picture of a power assisted cargo trike with UPS colors I'm guessing in London. There is hope.


Unknown said...

It was 2 am and we came across a bike share station and looked at the prices. $9 for 24 hours sounded like a huge bargain! We rented the bikes and rode home. electric bikes nz

Teresa Halminton said...

Look so cool but I wonder how to ride it...
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