In The Netherlands, the box bike (bakfiets) has regained popularity across demographics as a way of moving kids and goods. New technology has also helped it become a more obvious choice in picking it alongside everyday bikes. Jason Slaughter explains their vast utility, their reasonable costs, and why they can be a good choice in replacing a car.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.