Urban cargo bicycle
Cargo bicycle for the city. A new pedaling system to make the bike more responsive

The designer Riccardo Randi addresses the problem of how a means of transportation such as a bicycle can be used as a cargo in cities. By changing the driving position, Kangaroo's concept uses the space between the pedals as a loading area

Analyzing the main problems of cargo bicycles, it turns out that they are usually quite long and voluminous. The main reason why people have difficulty in driving them in urban traffic is because of the overhanging load. In addition, the size of the loading bike leads to storage problems, as they cannot really fit into a house like a normal bicycle would

cargo bicycle with neoprene bag

By changing the riding position the Kangaroo concept uses the space between the pedals as a loading area while maintaining the length of a normal bicycle. This position is also better for the back. However, the most advanced concept of this project is that it has no chain, since the pedals are only connected to the wheel and the chainring is located inside the hub. These simplified adjustments significantly reduce the need for routine maintenance

cargo bicycle with neoprene bag

Furthermore, the net versions of the cargo bag described in this project are just two of the many possible accessories, each designed for different loads (boxes, mail, food, children, animals, etc.). There is also the elastic bag variant, in fact most of the cargo bikes adopt a rigid structure for the storage of goods, instead the Kangaroo mounts the elastic bag for various reasons: to store objects of different shapes and sizes, reduce weight, reduce assembling/disassembling time

cargo bicycle with neoprene bag

The bag is made of neoprene, which makes it waterproof and provides good thermal insulation and can also be used as a backpack. Alternatively, the mesh version, is ideal for carrying larger objects or boxes. Additionally, the storage capacity of the elastic net makes it possible to use it to carry several large objects

cargo bicycle with neoprene bag

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