Bike Trailers for trams in Stuttgart (and in Wellington)

14 03 2010

I pinched this picture from a blog from Atlanta and apparently it is in Stuttgart. The trailer is at the front of the tram. It seems like a good idea to me. It seems to carry about 8 bikes and being on the front of the tram it lets the driver see if you’re fluffing about with it.  I know Wellington doesn’t have any trams at the moment …

but it used to: (this map pinched from the Wikipedia commons- click left)

and it could one day again: (pinched from the Green Party’s plan, click left, which has some good ideas. Someday I’ll get around to critiquing it)

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13 08 2010
Ideas for Wellington #2 thru #11 « Wellington Region Cycleways

[…] with a footbridge across to more parking on the east side of the river.  The trams would have bike trailers like the ones in Stuttgart. The Hutt River Trail cycleway passes by the end of the tram line. Jackson Street is a bit of a […]

8 10 2010
Electric bike share « Wellington Region Cycleways

[…] but as a real fix the world, make it a better place kind of word.  So I think that trains and trams should carry bikes. I think that there should be bike share in cities and towns. I think that we deserve decent cycle […]

25 11 2010
The Bike/Public Transport Interface « Wellington Region Cycleways

[…] Christchurch has bike racks on some of its buses. They only take two bikes, and if they’re full you have to wait for the next bus, but they are quite cheap to install on a bus, and can cost as low as $1000 or so per rack to install. The NZTA recently published a study of the bike/PT interface in NZ cities (everything Tauranga and bigger) and came up with an interesting fact – the benefits of putting bike racks on the front of buses is about 5 times the cost of installing them. Which would suggest that all of Wellington’s 500 buses should have bike racks installed. And once Celia’s light rail to the airport gets built there can be bike trailers on the Wellington tram. […]

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