Bakfiets are distinctive Dutch Cargo Bikes with the carry area in the front of the rider.
They've become increasingly popular outside the Netherlands but as practical as they are, the older versions were rather heavy.
The Dutch designers of the Urban Arrow took all these things and more into consideration when they designed their new electric powered-assist Urban Cargo Carrier.
It's intended to be a green replacement for the second car and won an innovation award when unveiled at the Eurobike Trade Fair a while ago.
You can check out its features here...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
This Bicycle Could Be Your Second Car...
Posted by The Flying Tortoise at 7:00 AM
Labels: bakfiets, dutch bicycles, eco transport, electric bicycles, eurobike trade fair, green transport, innovation award winner, popular transport in netherlands, updated rickshaw, urban arrow
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Nice! Id like one. The rickshaw is a very old form of transport but it has needed modernising for a long time.ReplyDelete
Just imagined crashing to the ground the moment on of your passengers decides to shift position. Cool idea but for cargo I'd be happier with a more stable, 3 wheel version.ReplyDelete
We saw loads of Bakfiets when we were in Holland recently, they are very stable and have an incredible payload not just carring kids.ReplyDelete
It was such a joy being in a country where bicycles are a primary form of transport
There is a Dutch Bike store in my Seattle neighborhood. I have a recumbent tricycle, it is a very comfortable ride but not so great on hills.ReplyDelete