What Has 16 Pedals, 12 Seats, and Goes Up to 10 MPH?

The first bicycle bus for schoolchildren, built by Dutch company Tolkamp Metaalspecials, of course.
February 8, 2012, 7am PST | Judy Chang
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So far, only 25 bikes have been made, but in bicycle-heavy Netherlands, it's the "next logical step" in transporting the nation's youngsters.

"Built by Tolkamp Metaalspecials, and sold by the De Cafe Racer company, the bicycle school bus (BCO in Dutch) is powered entirely by children and the one adult driver (although there is an electric motor for tough hills). Its simple design has eight sets of pedals for the kids (ages 4 to 12), a driver seat for the adult, and three bench seats for freeloaders. The top speed is about 10 miles per hour, and features a sound system and canvas awning to ward off rainy days."

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Published on Monday, February 6, 2012 in Fast Co.Exist
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