A very interesting article I saw in the CAN enews (link here) about a trial to get people doing their shopping by bike. Various incentives were offered to convince people to make shopping trips by bike and they mostly enjoyed the experience and will continue to do most of their shopping journeys on bike, saving heaps of fuel & money etc. I reckon this is where one of the biggest savings to car journeys around town can be made with the least effort. Trailers make life much easier to do this and you can borrow one for a while for free if you want to give it a go yourself. The site above has lots of info on cargo bikes and I’m planning to build a few more of them next year.