Dutch School Bus is a Bicycle Built for Ten
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- Age 17
An eco-friendly bicycle bus harnesses the pedal power of kids.
Some lucky Dutch schoolchildren can now put their seemingly
endless energy to good use, by powering their own school bus.
Dutch company De Café Racer produced an eco-friendly bicycle-bus
that is steered by an adult and pedaled by up to 10
The bright yellow bus is designed for riders aged 4 to 12, and its stability and high visibility provide a safe, early introduction to cycle commuting in a country where bicycling is a way of life and 95 percent of teenagers bike to school at least some of the time.
The bus has a base speed of 10 miles per hour, and a motor for backup if the students are too tired to pedal or need help with hills. Other features include a music player and a canvas cover for shelter on rainy days. There’s even a bench seat where two additional children can sit back and enjoy the ride.