Friday, July 11, 2008

More on the cargo bicycle


I found some info here and here for anyone who is interested.......

$1295 for one made in China or $3500 for a Dutch made original Bakfiets......

Don't think I'll be getting one anytime soon but it's a nice dream. We don't even own our own car a the moment! (We have a lender.) I don't have a driver's license so I walk with Missy Moo in her Podaegi or in the pusher and we take public transport if we need to go more than 5km. A cargo bike sounds wonderful for doing the grocery shopping. *sigh* However, riding on the road is definitely not safe around here and it's illegal to ride on the footpath in Victoria. So, until the government gets it's act together and puts in a safe place for us to cycle we will be contributing to pollution by driving our car when it would be perfectly fine to ride a bicycle.

So, I hereby challenge Tim Pallas (Minister for Roads and Ports in Victoria) to ride his bicycle down Maroondah Highway with a baby on the back/front.

2 comments:

Robin said...

Hi Amanda! I regularly campaign Clare for one of these. I'll add the bakfiets to my list.

I can just see myself riding through town with a couple of bales of peastraw, a sack of horse poo and Eunice the cat sitting on top. Aaah to dream.

A said...

You should SO get one! I can totally see you riding one. CLARE - LET ROBIN HAVE A CARGO BIKE! x x x : )