Promoting cargo bikes and family cycling tourism in Greece
Georgios Farfaras is from Tripoli Greece and rides a Christiania E-Tricycle to promote cargo bikes and family cycling tourism in Greece. Here is his story:
For what tasks do you use your cargo bike?
Bringing goods from the market, carry tools for urban gardening, carry kids to school or parties, leisure travelling!!! I use it in my work, for delivering bicycles, cycling with advertisement posters too!!!
I love my cargo bike because...
It makes me feel more free to move almost everywhere with almost no cost!!!
Why did you decide to buy a cargo bike?
For promoting cargo bikes and family cycling tourism in Greece.
Describe your cargo bike experience with one word:
Did you have to overcome any initial challenges?
I am still surprised by the looks of people staring at me with so many different emotions, since they have never seen such a bike on their streets!!!
Do you feel you and your cargo bike are making an impact on society? If so, explain.
It is not a feeling, it is a sure conclusion, after all these people I met in the streets. Kids love it and ask their parents to buy such a bike for their family, women love it for cycling safely to the market, men always mentioned how useful could be!!!
What could your city do to improve the "cargobike-ability" of your city?
A lot, staring with the basic, to understand that cycling is not only for sports and fun, but also for transport and logistics. My city has not even a cycle path, just some parking stands, that is all! There is no cycling policy at all!