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Cargo Bikes

June 7, 2014

Cargo Bikes

“A national campaign to reclaim the bicycle’s utilitarian role in transportation is coming to Brattleboro this weekend.

Environmentalists and public health advocates are seeking to replace the traditional family station wagon with so-called cargobikes – large bikes used to carry children, groceries and other onboard loads during daily commutes.

Some of these bicycles include front-loaded baskets and trailer-like cargo space in the rear. Other pedal- and solar-powered bikes include headlights, windshields, overhead protection, an electric motor and enough space to carry hundreds of pounds of cargo.”

— “Cargobikes Touted as Alternative Transportation,” John Herrick, VTDigger


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Image (Cargo Bike on Capitol Hill) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here . Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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