Bike doubles as shopping cart

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So many kinds of bikes exist in the Netherlands, a land with more bikes than inhabitants. Now it’s time for the multifunctional Feetz (pronounced ‘fiets’, the Dutch word for bicycle). Industrial designer Lennart Vissers and his father Herbert Vissers came up with the design. The tricycle has two wheels on the side that turn in corners and handles like a bicycle. It can easily accommodate a bag of groceries or a child seat and when it is folded up, it can be used as a shopping cart.

For the expats and foreigners out there: the child looks very unsafe with no helmet and all, but that’s the way people bike here. For the Dutchies: no, it’s not safe and yes, there are a lot of bicycle accidents, which are not taken seriously until someone dies. It’s a cultural thing.

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6 Comments »

  1. ‘Feetz’? I smell a dunglish post coming up… :-S

    As for the product itself: it looks very much a like rip-off: have a look at http://www.bakfiets.nl.

    Comment by Eric — April 19, 2007 @ 9:44 am

  2. Ah yes, but the bakfiets you can’t fold up :)

    Comment by Orangemaster — April 19, 2007 @ 9:47 am

  3. What! No Dunglish post?!

    Comment by Branko Collin — April 19, 2007 @ 10:53 am

  4. There’s nothing Dunglish about it – fiets is a Dutch word, smarty.

    Comment by Orangemaster — April 19, 2007 @ 11:12 am

  5. And “feet” means, er, “feet”.

    Comment by Branko Collin — April 19, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

  6. Would love to hear from someone who has actually seen or, even better, tried the Feetz…

    Comment by Marian — June 18, 2007 @ 10:14 pm

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