LOCAL Bike by Fuseproject

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.

Marni Elyse Katz is a Contributing Editor at Design Milk. She lives in Boston where she contributes regularly to local publications and writes her own interior design blog, StyleCarrot.