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Re: Why are Bullitt Cargo Bikes not a thing here???
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They’re not cheap and not as easy to store securely between rides as a regular bike - those will always be limiting factors. But as our bike infrastructure gets built out, and electric assist becomes less expensive and more widely available, I’d expect to see more cargo bikes around.

I’d LOVE to see cargo bikes as a bike share option in Jersey City, maybe a couple years down the line, after dockless and electric-assist bikes are added to the mix.


I suspect that cargo bikes will NOT be part of a share system for a long time, if ever. The associated costs of maintenance would be prohibitive. As it is, those heavy duty CitiBike bikes are hugely expensive to maintain, and experience a lot of downtime due to breakdowns and issues. A cargo bike would be the same, but much worse.

As for the popularity of cargo bikes, I feel they had their moment some 5 years ago in hipsterland, particularly the neighborhoods close to Prospect Park. I used to see a lot of them over there, but lately I rarely spot one

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They’re not cheap and not as easy to store securely between rides as a regular bike - those will always be limiting factors. But as our bike infrastructure gets built out, and electric assist becomes less expensive and more widely available, I’d expect to see more cargo bikes around.

I’d LOVE to see cargo bikes as a bike share option in Jersey City, maybe a couple years down the line, after dockless and electric-assist bikes are added to the mix.

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I friend of mine has one similar with electric assist for the hills around Portland. He rides his kid all over the place when not using it for groceries and commuting.

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I know someone in the Heights who rocks one all over the place. Giant loads of groceries, random people jumping into it on night light-up rides—It’s awesome.

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Most people love their kids, thats why.


When my kids were tots we biked all over (despite owning a car), and I still see people biking their kids. If we want to encourage carless citizens, bikes better suited for city life rather than trails are a good idea.

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Most people love their kids, thats why.

#see above image riding in Jersey City streets

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These are awesome, they should have them for Citibike! They look so much more stable for kids or cargo than putting them high on the back of your regular bike in a seat or crate. I've come close to losing control a lot of times getting on and off with a heavy load.

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