S U S T A I N A B L E     T E C H N O L O G Y     E D U C A T I O N     P R O J E C T
home  |  about Practical Action  |  contact us  |  site map  | 
The materials on this site are no longer being updated. For Practical Action's main school site go to www.practicalaction.org/schools

Multi-purpose bike trailers

Wheeler dealers

With bikes but no cars, buses or trains, Sri Lankan villagers turned to bicycle trailers to solve their carrying problem.

The Sri Lankan bicycle trailer is a small, two-wheeled cart made of steel. It can be attached to the back of a normal bicycle using a hook fitted under the bike's seat. The bike can then be pedalled as usual, carrying loads of up to 200 kilos (about the weight of two large men).

Sri Lankans use the trailers:

Making the most of the trailers

next page »



print this page back to top
Practical Action - Technology challenging povertyEuropean Commission - Department for International Development

S U S T A I N A B L E     T E C H N O L O G Y     E D U C A T I O N     P R O J E C T