If you are tired of your car and bored with your bicycle, know there is another type of vehicle you can opt for: the tricycle. Often abbreviated to trike, this modern vehicle is three-wheeled and is popular with both adults and children. When the term tricycle comes up, do not just assume that this vehicle is meant for pre-aged school children. Tricycles are very popular with adults, as well, since they come in different shapes and sizes. Most commonly, tricycles come in 3 layouts: upright, recumbent delta, and recumbent tadpole. The first one resembles a two-wheeled bicycle but has either 2 widely spread wheels at the back or 2 wheels at the front. The second one is similar to the first one but it also has a recumbent layout in which the rider is seated.
The third layout has a recumbent design with 2 steered wheels at the front and one driven wheel at the back. There are also motorized trikes, which are also known as three-wheeled cars. They are very popular, since they have a motorized engine yet are still much safer than motorcycles. Now that you know what are the main types of trikes you can opt for, you also need to know what can you use them for. Well, besides purchasing one for every family member and having lots of fun, you can also use them for a wide array of purposes. Most commonly, trikes are used by delivery services in dense urban environments where the traffic is heavy and orders need to be delivered fast. Tricycles are perfect for delivery, since most of them come with a small storage space and allow their drivers to easily sneak into traffic, therefore reaching their destination faster.
Trikes are also used for food vending in high foot traffic areas where drivers find themselves stuck in traffic for hours. If you have ever seen specialist ice cream bikes, then you know what I mean. You can also use tricycles to transport trader tools, to handle airport cargo, to transport warehouse inventory, and to deliver mail. Trikes are also great for recycling collections and food collection. If you have a trike, you can also use it for child transport, since recent studies show that an estimated 90% of the freight bicycles sold in cities like Amsterdam are primary used to carry children. As you can see, there are so many things you can use a trike for.