If there’s one thing that has made Denmark a great inspiration to the people of the world and to other countries, it’s their bicycle lifestyle and the famous cargo bikes !
Anybody who likes to bike and who follows a healthy lifestyle looks up to this Scandinavian country. Not only are the Danes lucky to be able to bike to wherever they go every day of their lives but they also have unique bikes not found anywhere else in the world.
The cargo bikes are famous in Denmark particularly in its capital city of Copenhagen. And some of the brands are not even easily available in other areas and countries. Brands of cargo bikes well known in the Danish capital are the Christiana, Trio or Nihola.
The Christiana bike is very unique in that it features a box in front where you can put your things and even let children ride on it. The frame is made from steel tubes soldered together while the box is made from durable plywood.
There are many uses for this bicycle. Being the cargo type, owners can use it for shopping, carrying children, moving tools, delivering post and advertising.
Most people in Copenhagen, the rich and even the not-so-rich, have this kind of bicycle. As its name suggests, this unique bike originated in the car-free section of Copenhagen, Christiana. It was developed after a dialogue with consumers to ensure the bike’s quality and durability and to ensure the safety of users as well.
Many enterprising people inspired by this cargo bike have ventured into the export business for years now. Their goal is to let other people in the different parts of the world know about this bike and use it for their personal lives. For these entrepreneurs, the cargo bike is a great transport solution that is not only fun to use but practical, healthy and environment friendly as well.
Unique Parking Area for Cargo Bikes in Copenhagen
Bikes are part of the Danish lifestyle. Thousands or even millions of people in Denmark use this eco-friendly form of transportation every day to go to work or do errands of various kinds.
But it’s not the just the single two-wheeled bikes that are commonly used in the country as many people there also use the three and four-wheelers or the so-called cargo bikes. This type of bicycle is normally used to transport small children and goods and approximately six percent of households notably in the capital of Copenhagen own this carrier bike. In total, some 15,000 of these large bikes are in need of a place for parking purposes.
The problem with cargo bikes is that they have no suitable parking place especially for people living in apartment buildings. It is also hard to use the basement as their parking space.
Fortunately in Copenhagen, officials of the city’s Bicycle Office there have thought of a plan – a car as parking area for cargo bikes. It’s not a real car, though, as it’s a fiberglass model but has four separate cabins inside to accommodate the carrier bikes. The model car is an eco-friendly unit as it will utilize solar energy to provide lighting via four solar headlights inside the cabins during nighttime. The light also automatically turns on when the door is opened.
Two storage cars have initially been developed under this pilot project and are placed at Krusagade 24 in Vesterbro. Selected users will be given their own key for the storage unit.
Copenhagen city officials recognize the contribution of cargo bike owners in their campaign to prevent global warming from worsening and therefore help preserve the environment. The deputy mayor for the technical and environmental department has expressed hope the project will be able to come up with more of these storage cars next year.