Originally Posted by Intrepid Wheelwoman
For some reason bicycle sidecars are specifically forbidden here in New Zealand. I never have been able to find out the reason why, but the Transport Act actually names them as a vehicle forbidden to be used on NZ roads.
Small motorcycles, scooters and mopeds can have them though, - go figure?
Maybe when the rule was made they were thinking in terms of pedal powered bicycles with a Watsonian type of sidecar. In other words, "...slow, in the way, hazard, ban them." And then the same people will talk earnestly about the need to go green, use less fossil fuel, be innovative "as we move into a better future".
I think most people have a certain narrow kind of mindset regarding bicycles. That's one of the good things about this forum in that it helps to broaden perspective, inform, educate all the while having fun.