This zippy little bike, called the LOCAL, is the latest endeavor to come out of San Francisco-based studio Fuseproject, headed by designer Yves Behar. The result of the Oregon Manifest Constructor Design Challenge, a one-of-a-kind design/build competition to imagine a new generation of sustainable transportation for city-dwellers. Fuseproject created the LOCAL to address the needs of our daily lives, while bringing back the fun of riding around the neighborhood on a bike (those were the days…). The team went beyond the mundane practicality of hauling groceries, they made sure it could stylishly schlepp a surfboard too. There’s even a wireless speaker for tunes. We’d so ride it.
LOCAL will be exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon from September 27 through October 29, 2011.