. . . err, rare bike, rather. Seen in rain, on a street in a nearby town:
It’s nearly impossible to tell from this shot, snapped as it was on the fly, but this is a true cargo bicycle. That’s a serious cargo rack on the back, with bag attached, and those are heavy-duty panniers on each side of the rack. I’m certain this cycle is a “long tail”, meaning that the chassis has been extended in the rear, making the bike longer than a conventional model. It was raining hard, if intermittently, but this cyclist was undeterred by the downpour or the soggy streets.
This is the first time I’ve ever seen anything resembling a cargo bike in our suburban haunts. I’m regarding this as an exciting development; if cargo bikes arrive, can a cycling culture be far behind?