Quote from Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong ;
“Car-Lite Singapore” by promoting and developing other modes of transport, making them convenient. We have to rely less on cars on the roads because we cannot keep on building roads – more roads for more cars. So we will provide more options for Singaporeans that are better than cars. Buses, more of course. Expanding the MRT network – that is happening everyday – but also other modes of transport for example, bicycling…”
So as a business having helped many get into cycling and owning a folding bike so you can enjoy the various infrastructure that the government has invested in, we spared no efforts to work with manufacturers, suppliers and level headed opinion leaders on what would work? So we completed our first wave of cargo bikes that have their own USPs and features/benefits.
The Kiffy Flash AND Bike Friday Haul-a-Day.
Kiffy Flash – a 2 speed hub adult trike with a front payload
The Kiffy can be disassembled and transformed into a pushable hand cart for use in a grocery store. The 4-foot-9-inch-long bike folds down to take up just 2′ by 2′, so it’s easily rolled into a subway car or an elevator. A clever front suspension system dubbed “Swing” allows the front of the tricycle to tilt like a regular bike, providing stability even on slopes. Front disc brakes keep everything under control. The inventor, Norbert Peytour, says that cycling is a form of care-free travel, with no fuel levels to watch, little to no maintenance, no engine that can fail. He rejects “advances” like the electric bike, which add complexity (and fuel consumption) to the mix.
Bike Friday Haul a Day
When Bike Friday Co-Founder Alan Scholz and Kidical Mass Co-Founder Shane MacRhodes put their heads together to come up with the perfect versatile bike for a Safe Routes to School class leader, the Bike Friday Haul-a-Day was born.The Haul-a-Day quickly earned a reputation as a great Family Bike as word spread quickly through Social Media by mothers and fathers that the Haul-a-Day delivered a great ride. Watch Alan Scholz vision
The Haul-a-Day is set up for the ultimate in convenience.
- Frame adjusts to riders (1.2 m to 2.0 m)
- Starting weight just 16kg
- Low step-over height
- Big load capacity, low center of gravity
- Light and agile, rides like a real bike
- Made in the USA
Baby steps but we have to start somewhere and with the rules and guidelines getting better and the encouragement for shared paths and tolerance for other users, am sure we will see more and more folks carrying payloads on their bikes. We think and believe Car-lite will be a reality in Singapore!