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Cargo Bicycle Library: Sharing Sustainable Transport

Posted in Models by Kate Archdeacon on February 22nd, 2011


Image: illustir via flickr CC

The Watershed Bike Library contains a fleet of specialist cargo bikes and trailers to allow cyclists to carry things that might otherwise require a car – from shopping, to kids, household items and more.  (Bike Sydney has a great article on the statistics for the Bike Library’s first 150 days of operation.)

Check out the fleet:

Gazelle Cabby cargo bike

  • A large capacity bike perfect for hauling kids and shopping
  • The Cabby tub seats two children with seatbelts and has maximum load of 75kg

Xtracycle Radish cargo bike

  • A highly versatile cargo bike
  • The Xtracycle has a long wheel base, a large wooden platform behind the seat, and super size panniers
  • Not suitable for transporting children

General purpose utility trailer

  • Connects to most standard bicycles
  • Perfect for carrying shopping and heavier loads
  • Not suitable for transporting children

Pacific kiddie trailer

  • A child bike trailer equipped with seats and seatbelts to carry one or two children
  • Mesh front screen and fold up rain cover
  • Maximum load of 36kg

Bikes are borrowed from and returned to:
The Watershed
218 King St, Newtown NSW 2042

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Saturday from 10am – 4pm and Thursdays from 10am – 7pm
Telephone: 9519 6366

The Watershed is a sustainability resource centre in the heart of Newtown.  A joint initiative of City of Sydney and Marrickville Councils, it is part of an ongoing commitment to supporting sustainable environments within the urban community.  The Watershed is free and open to the public and offers a variety of services such as a library, free workshops, practical ideas for everyday sustainable living, educational and business programs.  We hope that a visit to The Watershed will inspire you to take action for a sustainable future.


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