Copenhagen, site of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, has introduced something unique to handle their astonishing 15,000 bicycles in their fair city – the CarGo. Though a pilot project lasting the next 6 months, this fiberglass, car-shaped shell, by Danish design firm Goodmorning Technology has cabins to store 4 cargo bikes inside and takes the space of just one traditional car parking spot.
The outer casing features solar powered lights -four headlights that light up after dark and another one inside that turns automatically on when any of the doors are opened. Mounted on the unit’s walls of each section are hooks and a net to hang up rain coats and other gear. This moveable pink parking device is a great solution for bike owners and those wanting to leave their cars at home. I wonder when US cities will see the light on this one?
“The many Copenhageners who invest in a cargo bike help make Copenhagen a more sustainable and liveable metropolis. We must, of course, take the cargo bikes into consideration when planning. And we do that by offering them some proper parking spots”.