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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

‘Cargo bikes are the greenest way to carry shopping – they run on bananas and flapjacks’ [The Times]


  • Graeme Semple and cargo bike
    Graeme Semple: “I just couldn’t face the idea of sitting in traffic any more” Picasa
A new generation of family runabouts looks set to change the face of Britain’s roads next year and no one will be worried about the running costs.
Cargo bikes and child-carrying cycles could transform the way Britons do their shopping and the school run, as retailers report sharp increases in sales of the load-carrying bicycles.
On the streets of Copenhagen it is common to see a father or mother cycling to school with two children strapped safely into a carrier on the front of a bike. In Amsterdam, it is equally common to see an old lady pedalling serenely back from the local shops with bags of groceries in a carry-box on the back of her tricycle.

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