British industrial designer Ben Wilson has created the Donky Bike, an innovative bicycle that can carry heavy loads on front and rear platforms. “Bicycle use in London was growing rapidly, but many of the bikes on the street seemed unsuitable for urban use,” Wilson says as he explained the need to create this model of strength and simplicity. The result is a design consisting of 20” wheels, a steel beam that distributes the weight of the cargo, and BMX style that makes it easy to weave through the streets of London at low speeds.
Ben Wilson’s innovation comes at a time when cities are reinventing their transportation systems to provide citizens with alternate means of transportation to satisfy desires to lessen carbon footprints and the burden on pocketbooks. Wilson tested the bike to accommodate a various number of items and weights that can be carried. This is a versatile bike, and it is offered in the colors of lime green and black.
Wilson was educated at the Royal College of the Arts in London before opening his design studio. His designs are inventive and colorful, and provide the world with ideas of how to alter conventional tools into designs for the future.