Bicycles designed to haul cargo are pretty unusual even around a bike-popular college town. TPP's own BikeE has a nice nylon pack behind the seat and it's big enough to pick up produce at the farmer's market near the university. But beyond that, carrying more stuff is a bit tough. Here's a pretty cool looking cargo bike that puts the load low and amid ships. Looks like it could certainly handle several bags of groceries. However, the sprawl of our urban areas can defeat the concept of using bicycles for deliveries. A friend has worked out based on time and costs how far he could make garden shop deliveries by bike. The denser urban areas of Europe increase the utility of cargo bikes, and apparently Germany gets it. HT to Treehugger.
A new kind of problem
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