17 November 2007

Elderly Alternatives to Cycling in Copenhagen

Cool Car by Harbour (by [Zakkaliciousness])
When our elderly citizens reach the point when they can no longer cycle, we equip them with alternatives, so they can get around town.

The last thing we want is for them to be restricted in their mobility. They have a better quality of life if they can still get out and around and shop and visit friends.

We saw this funky version of one of the many alternative transport forms down by the harbour in Copenhagen. It's the coolest little motor we've seen in a long time. Electric, of course - this is Denmark, after all.

Nice and narrow so he doesn't take up too much space on the bike lanes - which is where he zips along - and stylish to boot.

What a wicked ride. He was hanging out watching the construction on the other side of the harbour and loved the fact that we asked to take a photo.

We have a groovy post over at Copenhagen Cycle Chic about bike culture in Copenhagen and the reasons Copenhageners ride as much as they do. Have a gander. And put in your two eurocents worth.

Cool Car (by [Zakkaliciousness])

For the record, most electric vechicles for the elderly or motion-restricted look something like this:
Pimp his Ride (by [Zakkaliciousness])

2 comments:

JohnGallagher said...

I am posting this to ebikehub, the electric bike website.

www.ebikehub.com

A great solution for elderly bikers, although in America the tendency tends to be towards electric trikes.

mark said...

Electric Bicycles and Electric Scooters

Elmo The Electric Bike and Electric Scooter Guy

This is an excellent blog for electric bicycles. There are not too many around like this. Thanks for making this such an interesting subject. Oh, by the way, Wired Magazine has a great article on hybrid cars this month. (Jan 2008 issue).

God Bless,
Elmo