Modular cargo bicycles are bicycles that can be assembled from different parts to suit different transportation needs. They have several advantages over traditional cargo bikes, which are often only suitable for one type of load.
A design study of modular cargo bicycles explores the possibilities of solving different transportation tasks with a single bicycle frame. The study is based on the concept that various attachments such as baskets, bags or trailers can be mounted on the frame as needed. The advantages of this modular solution are greater flexibility, better adaptation to individual needs and a reduction in material and energy consumption.
Some advantages are:
- Flexibility: Modular cargo bikes can be equipped with different trailers, baskets, boxes or bags as needed. Thus, they can be used for both private and commercial use, for example, for shopping, deliveries or moving.
- Sustainability: Modular cargo bikes are more environmentally friendly than cars or motorcycles, as they do not consume fossil fuels or emit exhaust gases. They also help reduce noise and congestion and promote the health and well-being of users.
- Cost-effectiveness: modular cargo bikes are less expensive than other means of transportation because they require less maintenance and repair and do not require taxes or insurance. They can also reduce transportation costs by replacing multiple trips with one vehicle.
Modular cargo bikes are thus an innovative and practical solution to various transportation problems. They offer several benefits for users and the environment and can contribute to more sustainable and livable mobility.