Stable, sturdy, and spacious, the Christiania tricycle lets you carry kids and cargo safely, swiftly, and without a worry about soaring petrol prices or scarce parking.
Introduced in 1978, it has revolutionised family transport in Copenhagen (a quarter of families with two or more children own a tricycle), and it is now exported worldwide.
The Danish Design Centre has awarded Christiania Bikes its 2010/11 Classic Design Prize.
The first Christiania tricycle in London was purchased in 1997 by Terence Conran for home deliveries from his flagship grocery store Bluebird; since then hundreds of families have seen their children grow up on a Christiania tricycle; their most common comment: “I cannot think how we would have coped without”. Similarly dozens of business, from florists to refuse collectors, from restaurants to handymen, from painters to educators have saved thousands of pounds by using a Christiania tricycle.
It is the safest way to transport children on a bike:
- You are much more visible on the road
- Motor vehicles leave more room when overtaking
- Being on three wheels, you never have to balance the bike
- The children are protected in the box, which has a strong metal frame
- The size will give you the confidence to ride assertively on the road, preventing motor vehicles from squeezing you towards the kerb
In urban settings the Christiania tricycle offers the most efficient way to transport small freight:
- No more parking fines
- Unaffected by congestion and congestion charges
- Negligible running costs
- A great way to advertise your business
- Riders don’t need a driving licence
- Best cargo/price ratio in the market (except dodgy Chinese imitations which will break down after a few months)
And, very important, it is a lot of fun to ride one!