NEW PRODUCT: Using a bicycle when delivering mail and parcels in inner city areas is often very effective – and environmentally friendly. Mats Mathisen at NTNU’s Department of Product Design and Technology developed a delivery bicycle for Norway Post for his thesis project. The cycle enables postal workers to carry large amounts of mail.
Flexible options allow the bike to be adapted to different postal workers’ needs. The bike is primarily driven by muscle power, but also has an electric propulsion system that helps on hills and going over kerbs. The design also protects both the postal carrier and packages from the weather.