A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
039: Bakfiets, a cargo bike.
With little over 200 thousand inhabitants, Groningen is the major city in the northern region of the Netherlands. The presence of a university attracts thousands of students to Groningen. The easiest way of transport in the city is by bike. Bike are found anywhere in the city, and are parked literally anywhere. Therefore, many residents have attached an announcement behind the window with a request not to park the bike against the window. You can imagine that students might lose the eye on their bikes, because of too many bikes of similar brands, shapes and colors. In order to recognize the two-wheeled vehicle with more ease, many students decorate their bikes in different colors and color combinations. But the three-wheeled cargo bike in the photograph won’t need any additional identification mark. The cargo space, most probably to carry children, is quite unique, easy to recognize.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2010, 2017