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Yves Behar Unveils ‘Local Bike’ Utility Cycle With a Cargo Container

Posted By Lori Zimmer On September 26, 2011 @ 2:00 pm In Bicycles,Green Transportation,Innovation,News | 1 Comment

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Yves Behar, Fuseproject, Local Bike, green transportation

You’ve seen your local delivery people riding around with large baskets and carrying platforms – their bikes [1] are clunky, but they get the job done. By comparison, Behar [2]’s bicycle is much easier on the eyes. In between two small front wheels sits a flexible beige platform. With high walls and guard rails, the front platform can be used to carry groceries, a case of wine, a kid, a dog, you can even carry your surfboard to the beach!

The ultra-durable bicycle has been designed to maintain sturdiness, regardless of whatever load it bears, so there is no need to fear toppling over if the front is too heavy – all within reason of course. The soundtrack for your day is also planned for with the wireless jambox speaker integrated into the bike. Locks, lighting and bags are also included. A removable canvas panel can be attached with belt-like fasteners, which includes a secure box for keys and small items.

The bike is also flexible enough for varying street terrain with its 11 gears, and front and rear hydraulic disk brakes – also making for a grease-free ride. The Local Bike [3] was designed not just as a means of green transportation, but to help make city life a little easier.

+ Fuseproject [4]

Via Designboom [5]


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URLs in this post:

[1] bikes: http://inhabitat.com/soft-ride-bike-designed-by-ron-arad-for-w-hotels-has-steel-tires/

[2] Behar: http://inhabitat.com/yves-behar-and-fuseproject-offer-yummy-hot-cacao-system-to-benefit-rainforest-conservation/

[3] Local Bike: http://inhabitat.com/interview-yves-behar-on-sustainability/

[4] + Fuseproject: http://www.fuseproject.com

[5] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/16797/yves-behar-fuseproject-local-bike.html

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