|Register of Initiatives in Pedal Powered Logistics - RIPPL #28
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|Answer: It would look like this. Photo credit: Teemu Saloriutta/Box Bike Helsinki
Following a competition in 2015, a group of six 13-20 year olds was invited to take part in weekly design sessions, guided by mentors. Designing gave way to building and the group gained practical and teamwork skills. As part of the program, these skills were reinforced by bike maintenance classes given to the group, setting the teens up for a lifetime of tinkering with bikes.
|Photo credit: Box Bike Helsinki
The finished cargo trike was unveiled at the end of November 2016. It was donated to the youth centre where the group of youngsters regularly meet up. Should they have a need to use it, the trike is available to the teens and their peers at the centre to borrow.
|A teenager's ideal cargo bike also features solar panels and a sound
system. Photo credits: Roope Niemi, Straightforward Photography
Organisation: LUPPI (Nature League of Finland)
Basis: One-off project
Momentum Mag: “Box Bike Helsinki”
Bike Citizens: “Box Bike Helsinki: Cargo Bikes Made by Youngsters”
munstadi.fi “Mikä ihmeen Boss Bike?” (Finnish)