Sales of cargo bikes are on the up, and not just in their traditional strongholds of Denmark and the Netherlands. While it is premature to hazard that they might be the next big thing in Dallas cycling, there seems at least to be a clear pattern worldwide of increasing numbers of people using them to make jobs traditionally accomplished with a car a little less, well, job-like.
A Yuba sales rep visited OCBC today and let us test one out. Found it easy to ride with or without cargo. The orange color made us a fan from the start. The capacity of the bike is only limited by your creativity to load it up. Stories of three hundred plus pound loads abound (not pictured).
Mikael Andersen of the blog Copenhagen Cycle Chic reckons Denmark is host to about 5,000 new cargo bikes a year, while the Netherlands has at least half that number. With new makes popping up all over North America, he finds it difficult to see how total global sales of cargo bikes could not be increasing. So tell us what cargo bike you would you like to give a ride.