Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cargo Bikes - library program - NSW

Recently this initiative was brought to my attention by a local resident- Cargo bikes are 'heavy duty' bikes capable of comfortably carrying extra loads. They come in a vast array of modern styles and design.

One of the reasons commonly sighted for keeping the second car or not cycling is how to do such tasks as the weekly shop. These bikes address that issue and are increasingly popular through-out Europe. In the links section , bottom right, there is a link to a Cargo Bike Library program currently being run by the City of Sydney.
This program allows residents for a small charge access to these bikes and has been running since 2010.

The program makes very interesting reading and certainly has great merit which i am keen to explore further.The benefits are multiple including reducing traffic congestion around our shopping strips, reducing emissions and increasing fitness and general health in the community.

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