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Another cool Dutch cycle idea

wood you believe it?


It’s a crummy photo but there is a tree in it. Get this- there’s been a growing trend for wooden bicycles. 

These particular ones are part of a bike loan scheme next to the main Dutch airport. 

Bikes made of wood that you can borrow. 

Many people travel a long way to work at the schipol airport from all over the country. They get to work by train but may need to make short journeys for work so the bikes are available to rent. 

They  don’t rust like a conventional bike. They can be biodegraded and the wheels and other metal parts reused.

That’s a cool idea. 

Have you ever seen any strange materials in regular things? 


5 comments on “Another cool Dutch cycle idea

  1. jgeerlings
    April 15, 2015

    From the land of wooden shoes naturally.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Grower
    April 16, 2015

    They look like they’d be kind of heavy. I suppose that’s not an issue for short trips. Have you seen the bamboo bicycles?

    Liked by 1 person

    • lizard100
      April 19, 2015

      I have. I suspect the Dutch have worked out a way to make them lighter.


  3. Amy Willis
    April 20, 2015

    Reblogged this on The Chaotic Gardener and commented:
    The next generation of Boris Bikes in London? Recyclable cycles made from WOOD.


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