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Old 12-06-2013, 09:00 PM
 
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It's been interesting to see this trend develop. The first time I saw a cargo bike was inside the offices of a car-sharing service... which is another growing trend among young urban dwellers... not owning cars... traveling on public transit... riding bikes... this generation really has a different attitude!

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Cargo bikes the new two-wheel minivan for cycling families, car-free deliveries

SEATTLE One fisherman uses a bike to deliver hundreds of pounds of salmon to local markets. A mom who regularly shuttles her two kids around town once tried to haul a twin mattress home. And some companies are using the bikes to deliver beer kegs or pick up recycling.

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

Families are using the bikes to do everything they did on four wheels schlepping kids to school, hauling groceries or running errands without the hassle of finding parking. Some do it to help the environment in a small way or get exercise, while others say it is an easier, more fun way to get around.

Cargo bikes the new two-wheel minivan for cycling families, car-free deliveries | Star Tribune
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:36 AM
 
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There is nothing quite like the logic of using a 3,000 lb vehicle rated at 200 horse power to pick up a 24 ounce loaf of bread!
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