Tricycle

  • The Tricksy is designed to serve as both a cargo trike and a shopping cart.
  • ​Back in 2014, Bulgarian architects Mihail Klenov and Martin Angelov introduced the Halfbike, a minimalist stand-up trike designed for short commutes. That was followed in 2015 by the improved Halfbike II. Now, they've upped their game once again, with – you guessed it – the Halfbike 3.
  • While some people like the added stability offered by trikes as compared to bikes, the things can actually be tippier when cornering. The Italian-designed Tris Bike addresses that issue, with tilting front wheels that let it lean into turns. It's also got an electric-assist motor.
  • ​If you find conventional bikes uncomfortable, you can always go with a recumbent. And if you want added stability, then a recumbent TRIKE may be more to your liking. I just finished spending a couple of weeks trying out one of the speediest models, the Catrike 700, and the thing is a hoot!
  • ​Back in 2014, we first heard about the Rungu Juggernaut, a fat-tired upright trike designed for travelling across loose terrain. The following year, Rungu came out with the motorized Electric Juggernaut. Now, the company is introducing the less-expensive pedal-assist Electric Juggernaut MDV.
  • ​If you work in the city but live outside, traveling by train or bus can be much less stressful than taking the car. But the distance from train station to your desk might still be quite a trek by foot. Pim Bicycles is adding another option for the last mile, with the fast-folding Mylo e-scooter.​
  • Jack Skopinski's latest industrial-looking semi-recumbent electric-assist ride riffs off of 2016's EV4 trike, with that signature tilting mechanism, but moves the pedals to the front of the frame and replaces the upright bike seat with a laid-back bucket.​
  • ​Why power your bike with just your legs, if your arms can be put to work too? That's the thinking behind the Varibike, an arm- and leg-powered bicycle. Two-wheelers aren't for everyone, though. It's with that in mind that the recumbent Varibike Trike is now being introduced.
  • In 1907, UPS started out making deliveries by bicycle. Flash forward to 2012, and the company began a pilot project in Hamburg, Germany, using electric-assist "Cargo Cruiser" tricycles for deliveries. Now, UPS has started a similar program in the city of Portland, Oregon.
  • The Citroën 2CV is one of the most recognizable cars ever made. The Doniselli Duomo is likewise a classic in the world of cargo tricycles. Designer Luca Agnelli recently decided that the two iconic vehicles belonged together, and created an electric-assist trike that combines them.
  • A team at UWB is developing self-driving tricycles, with the aim of providing a relatively inexpensive alternative to owning an autonomous car. The project may even open up the possibility of an automated ride-sharing network, like a bike version of Uber's or NuTonomy’s proposed services.
  • Wheelys launched its first bike café in 2014 and, since then, has rolled-out over 550 in 60 different countries. Its bikes have grown too, becoming electrified, adding more brewing facilities and getting greener. The latest incarnation takes the cafe-bike concept beyond just coffee.