Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cargobikes rolling down Wall Street

Cargobikes are getting ready to hit their stride in the U.S. market. The last few months have been a boon for this category of bicycle in an ever widening segment of the media. Last week the Wall Street Journal published an article extolling the benefits of these bikes. By the time you are done reading this article you'll really have to ask yourself why you'd ever drive a car within five miles of home.

Wall St. Journal
F. Martin Ramin/The Wall Street Journal
Earlier this year in May I was on another late night run to the local drug store for the little one. A quick glance at the magazine rack turned into a prolonged read. In not one, but two separate well read magazines there were cargobikes being featured.

Jerold / bikelocally.com

Men's Journal
Looking a the latest Xtracycle reminds me of what I heard a comedian say about his "sudden" fame and mainstream acceptance. "It only took me twenty years to become and overnight success." While I wouldn't call the emergence of the cargobike in America overnight, we have to recognize the major step forward this type of exposure signifies. Now go run out and get one for yourself, while you can still claim to be the first on your block to have one.

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