What a really really cool idea: Ride your bike to the store, grab a shopping cart and fill it with groceries, pay for the groceries, then roll the cart out to the parking lot, where you hook it to your bicycle.
Shoppers at a Cambridge supermarket are being asked to saddle up for a new green initiative.
Waitrose in Hauxton Road, Trumpington, has teamed up with the city council to provide special trailers to allow cyclists to transport their shopping home using pedal power.
Shoppers will be able to fill up a trailer as they walk around the store and simply hitch it onto the back of their bikes when they have paid.
The free-of-charge trailer will then have to be returned within three days.
I can potentially use this to recharge batteries for my lights or camera while I’m cycling to work. It will be available at the company store in a few weeks, I’m told. Seen at the 2008 Eco Summit.