About two years ago, I mentioned the Danish designed TrioBike in a post. I liked it a lot when I first saw it and I still think that the TrioBike, which has an optional convertible front carrier for kids, is a very nice cargo bike/trike design. I noticed recently that the Copenhagen Bike Culture Blog has a very good post about the TrioBike, which features a few great photos of the bike in use on the streets of Copenhagen. The CBCB post also points out the three-in-one nature of the design:
“You can transport your kids to kindergarten or school in the cargo bike incarnation and drop them off. Instead of riding the cargo bike around all day you merely pull out a front wheel from under the cargo bay, detach the front forks from the cargo and pop on the front wheel. Off you go, riding to work on a proper bike. If you fancy going for a walk, you can merely use the cargo part as a stroller.”
If you want to see for yourself how easily it converts, take a look at this video on the company’s website.
Of course, cargo bikes that can carry kids in the front are not new. Check out these much more traditional cargo bike designs on the Dutch Bike Seattle blog. You can even buy a Dutch Bakfiets (translates to box bike in English) from them if you like.
Photo credit: Copenhagen Bike Culture Blog (Cycleliciousness)