Lars Engstrom

Christiania Boxcycle


The Christiania cargo bike was born out of the autonomous and unconventional Copenhagen commune, where hash is legal and cars are not. One or both of these factors perhaps led to Lars Engstrom’s ingenious original cargo bike design, created as a one-off for his wife Annie to transport their two kids. In bike-friendly Copenhagen, there are now 40,000 on the street. These easy-to-ride miracle workers are a necessity for carrying oversized loads: surfboards, groceries and even the most precious cargo of all, small children.