December 15, 2013
Holland is bicycling nation as can be deduced from the several posts on this site dealing with bikes in one form another. In the Netherlands all types of bicycles can be found from cargo bikes to e-bikes. You might even find pedal powered buses, especially the “bierfiets” which are pedal powered mobile pubs that can be seen around Dutch cities.
Even the youngest citizens get to pedal a bus. The BSO manufactured by Tolkamp Metaalspecials and sold by De Cafe Racer is a yellow pedal powered bicycle school bus. This group bicycle is used for after-school programs; the children are picked up at their school on this bike and motor themselves to the after-school location. The bicycle bus accommodates 10 children and one adult driver.
Image above via bicycledesign.net