Yes we are a two car family at the moment! I could make a lot of excuses here ,' like Canberra is two spread out and the public transport isn't very good' but I won't. We have bought a family car recently as we have four children, so it is a seven seater. The Kia Rondo which is the smallest in its class and the most economic according to the NRMA.
So getting back to the cargo bikes ,In Australia and Canberra, many families have the tag-a-long as they are considerably less expensive than the bucket style of cargo bike that you see in Holland and Denmark. Here is Laura, a friend of mine form SEE Change ,on our way back from the farmers market in Woden.
You can see here,riding next to a main arterial road . It has bike lanes but no physical protection, so we stuck to the 1.2 metre wide shared path here. Some of Canberra's infrastructure doesn't support family cycling very well.
According to some of the resellers in Australia of cargo bikes, Canberra is a big market for them, though I haven't seen many about. Many people argue that you can't take your kids to school by bike or do your shopping by bike here in Canberra, and that you have to use a car.
But if you look at what is available, all is needed is the infrastructure to support it.
The Bakfiets two wheeler Cargo Bike,they do a three wheel version as well.
The Christiania Cargo Bike
The Kangaroo, by Winther. I suppose I should get this one being Australian.
I wonder why they called it a Kangaroo ,the smaller two wheeler is also nicknamed after a native animal the wallyroo!
Yes the Prince of Denmark with his children ,and there is and Australian connection of course.
While price might sway my decision ,all I know is that I want one!