Behold the bamboo built recumbent trike.
Monash University industrial design student Alexander Vittouris in Melbourne, Australia designed this three wheeled recumbent “Naturally Derived Personal Mobility Vehicle” using a bamboo fiber and resin composite, something like the bamboo composite that mad scientist Brano Meres showed off in 2008.
In his design contest submission, Vittouris writes:
The philosophy of urban personal mobility as well as recreational transportation fits well with the configuration of a recumbent tricycle. The reclined position places the rider in a comfortable situation whilst the inherent nature of the design offers stability. The BamTrike also offers generous side storage pockets for carrying goods, which eliminates the need of wearing a cumbersome backpack.
See the full description @ Australian Design Award – James Dyson Award student entries: “BamTrike – Naturally derived personal mobility.” Via Yanko Design: Bam Trike Personal Mobility Device and props to Wes.