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Cargo bikes are bicycles that can transport cargo like groceries. By either moding a bike or adding a trailer one can eliminate the need for automobile ownership entirely in many locations.

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A cargo bike (also known as a box bike, carrier cycle, freight bicycle, cycletruck, or freight tricycle) is a human powered vehicle designed and constructed specifically for transporting loads. Cargo bike designs include a cargo area consisting of an open or enclosed box, a flat platform, or a wire basket, usually mounted over one or both wheels, low behind the front wheel, or between parallel wheels at either the front or rear of the vehicle. The frame, drivetrain and wheels must be constructed to handle loads larger than those on an ordinary bicycle.

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2020's, Decade of the Cargo Bike, Jos Sluijsmans and Tom Parr, organisers of the International Cargo Bike Festival believe this is the decade the cargo bike will hit the mainstream. "The potential impact is enormous, so join us, and together let's make it happen"

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