Thursday, October 25, 2007

My Next Vehicle

My next vehicle (click here for more). Many thanks to Ben for forwarding the site to me.


Blogger Ben Wildeboer said...

By the way, I find out about a lot of this stuff because I get the RSS feed from

You might want to check out, they have lots of articles on sustainable design & urban planning- which we know you love. :)

10/25/2007 09:49:00 PM  
Blogger Karla W. said...

I absolutely love this idea! I'll have to check ebay out for approximate prices. I totally would have gone for this instead of a bike and trailer. :)

Karla W.

10/26/2007 03:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you look at it closely, the Dutch have found a new way to market wheelbarrows. This must be the Brittany spears model, since the children are not helmeted. Dad

10/26/2007 09:07:00 AM  
Blogger Meika said...

Unfortunately, I think they're pretty pricey. Seriously, if we were to move into town and stick with one car (both big IFs), it would have to be my next real vehicle.

And you know those Dutch, always repurposing things to make a buck. :-) It pays to be cheap! Interestingly enough, the article about these bikes that Ben sent me talked specifically about the fact that absolutely no-one seems to wear helmets in the Netherlands. The same is true of Japan - I think I saw two or three the whole time we were there. Food for thought. Or a good place for B to move. :)

10/26/2007 02:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Erica said...


(My sister's real Dutch boyfriend says the same thing about helmets. He thinks we have to wear them because we don't have good bike paths without cars.)

I think we are in the market for a trailer, though. And, need one soon. The one car thing is getting a little nuts here. Yesterday, Zora and I had to walk 3 miles to pick up the car from where Erik parked it in order to take the train into the city at 5:00am before we got a ticket.

10/26/2007 10:07:00 PM  
Blogger shelly said...

Yes, yes, I want one too..stylish, minimalist, practical, very Dutch...and since the Dutch bike everywhere (and by the way, love and tend to circle their lives around their kids..with the happiest, least-stressed-out-but-very-well-educated-kids in the world..acc to the Wash Post) , of course they would think of this. But they only sell them in the Netherlands, right? In any case, Meika, you should definitely move into town, if only to use one of these bikes (and the suburbs might get to you after being in a city for so long...)


10/27/2007 02:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if moving to town means Grand Rapids, throw our vote into the hat! (but if moving to town means further into the blissful burg of Zeeland, please remove our votes!)

10/28/2007 09:25:00 PM  

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