Monday, May 9, 2011
The Sperm Bullitt in Copenhagen
This is for real. And so cooool. And so brilliant.
I have been working at home today on my computer and took a little break to check out one of my favorite websites, which is http://www.copenhagenize.com/. It is the Danish version of "amsterdamize the planet". Amsterdam and Copenhagen are probably the biggest bike cultures in Europe. Check it out on how you even bike in the snow.
When the sperm bank in Copenhagen decided to go to no CO2 emission transport, they looked at The Bullitt cargo bike and this was the result. It even has a website advertisement that say "Become a sperm donor". The front of the bike is refrigerated with the deliveries.
Cargo bikes are pretty much not known in America. We build skinny bike lanes for 1 skinny bike for skinny people wearing weird StarTrek spandex clothes right next to 45-70 mile per hour car lanes. And it is pretty much an adult form of exercise rather than day to day transportation. I like these pics of how Danish children get the hang of cargo bike culture when they are young. Whole families go camping across the country with them.