UK-based designer and maker Adeline O’Moreau, who you may know from the beautiful custom frames she produces as Mercredi Bikes (@m_rcredi), recently launched a beautiful little DIY project that provides an alternative to toy cars and “embeds active travel and sustainable transport into play.” She’s calling it microcargo and she hopes it will be one small step in encouraging a societal shift away from private automobile use, where even the shortest trips are made by car, our city streets are clogged with traffic, and car-centric infrastructure is built in favor of green spaces, housing, and lanes for cyclists and pedestrians.
Adeline put together an eight-page PDF guide to building your own 1/12th scale mini cargo bike using affordable materials and basic tools. Beyond just sharing her love of making things and trying to grow awareness around sustainable transportation, Adeline is also asking anyone who enjoys the resource to make a donation to Cycling UK, a group that “support cyclists of all abilities to enable millions more people to cycle.”
You can learn more about this project and download the step-by-step PDF guide to making your own micro cargo bike at AdelineOMoreau.com. Hat tip to our friend Jon Woodroof of Twotone Consulting in Amsterdam for bringing this project to our attention in his fantastic weekly newsletter!
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