29 December 2008
A happy Nihola owner. Nihola are one of the most popular brands of cargo bikes here in Copenhagen. In a review of a bike exhibition a decade ago, a newspaper asked "Why doesn't anyone make a lightweight cargo bike for carrying two kids and a case of beer?"
It's a fair question that reflects Copenhagen priorities. Niels Holme Larsen, a mechanical engineer, figured he could do it. The name NiHoLa is taken from the first two letters of his three names. Now you know. And nowadays there are about 5000 Nihola trikes around Copenhagen.
Nihola are setting up shop in Paris and Berlin in January and there are plans in the works for North America.
And they're perfect with heels.
Read more about the Nihola at Copenhagenize.com