Category: Urban Bikes

Bicycles for the big city and beyond

Oslo Offers Citizens $1,200 to Buy an E-Bike

Oslo is so keen to get people on bicycles that starting Wednesday it will offer residents a free handout of up to $1,200 to buy electric cargo bikes. Citizens won’t need to be on a low income to apply for

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Cargo bike keeps the balance for Bike Share Toronto

As Eric Gallo-Miscevich cycles down the Martin Goodman Trail on Queens Quay, it takes a moment for onlookers to understand what they’re seeing. At first glance it looks like the 19-year-old is riding three bikes at once – two of

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The Bringley bike is car alternative for busy urban environments

The idea for Bringley came from company owner Lawrence Brand’s own experiences of living in a small London apartment with no outside bicycle storage, but needing a cargo bike to haul his things around. Lawrence explained: “I needed the carrying capacity

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Cargo Bike Undergoing Renaissance in Germany

Cargo bikes are undergoing a renaissance in Germany as companies attempt to battle city congestion and pollution. The bikes were popular at the start of last century before the car dominated transport, and in the past five years they have

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EdgeRunner — Excellent Urban Cargo Bike

There’s a unique version of the cargo bike available from Xtracycle, which can not only carry bags or boxes with ease, but can also accommodate a passenger or two as well. Xtracycle’s EdgeRunner model combines a passenger seat, a bike

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A Global Platform for P2P Cargo Bike-Sharing

Want to share your cargo bike? Or borrow one? Velogistics has the plan figured out with a straight-forward mapping system. People who want to rent or share their cargo bikes post photos and short descriptions of their bikes on the Velogistics

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Cargo bike as 2-wheel minivan is here for long haul

Cyclists are pushing the limits of what they can put carry on cargo bikes — sturdy two-wheelers built to haul lots of stuff. The so-called SUV of bicycles is increasingly popular in pedal-friendly communities, from Washington to Massachusetts.   Families

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The Family Bike of Japan

Recently I was asked by a journalist to define the term mamachari. That’s a good question that left me scratching my head as mamachari isn’t easy to define in a few lines of text. First up the word mamachari is

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Portland’s cargo bike businesses attract national media spotlight

Great quotes! “The country’s biggest seller of the Yuba Mundo is Joe Bike, a Portland, Ore., store specializing in “high-performance urban, utility and touring bikes.” The owner, Joe Doebele, said that when he began carrying cargo bikes—a catchall term covering

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Cargo Bikes: The New Station Wagon

The Wall Street Journal, of all papers, has done a piece on cargo bikes.  Hopefully this is a sign that these types of bikes are gaining acceptance! excerpt: According to an estimate by Copenhagenize Design Co., an urban planning consultancy

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