We all want to stay fit and do our bit for the environment – but with a reputation for its rainy climate, Vancouver residents may have be discouraged from riding their bikes. Nobody likes to be wet, after all.
The Vancouver-based company has created a human-powered, fully networked and completely sustainable transport option. And the best part is that it keeps commuters fully enclosed from the weather.
And while the Veemo is currently just a prototype, its creators are confident that they will be able to hit the streets of Vancouver as early as September on a pilot scheme. Just because summer is ending, doesn’t mean our cycling habits have to draw to a close with it.
Not only will it cover commuters from the frequent downpours that the B.C. city is known for, it will also give them a sense of safety when they’re cycling in traffic.
And if the electric assisted, solar-powered tricycle wasn’t green enough for you, its carpooling scheme might convince you that this is the only way to ride.
You’ll be able to reserve the Veemo through a smartphone app and ride it one way like other systems currently in place in Vancouver, but it’ll be much cheaper to do this than it would with a car – 30 per cent cheaper, to be precise.
They’ll go at a top speed of 32 kilometres per hour and there will be room for just one passenger, with some space in the back in case you take a trip to Loblaws.
The official launch won’t be until 2017, so until then do like the Dutch and get really good at cycling while holding an umbrella.