What is your design and what are you presenting at Why I Design?
We have designed a fully enclosed, pedal-electric trike for use in one-way sharing networks that we call Veemo. It is regulated as an e-bike, meaning it can ride in bike lanes and doesn't require a driver's license, yet offers much of the functionality of a small car.
Why do you design?
I design to solve modern environmental and sustainability issues.
What is your design background?
Mechanical Engineer from UBC. I have been pushing the boundaries of 3D CAD design for a very long time.
What about Vancouver inspires you and your work?
Vancouver has been the prototypical city to inspire the creation of our Veemo. We have a lot of rain and hills, increasing bike lane infrastructure, concerns about cyclist safety, significant issues with bicycle theft, great support for carsharing, good urban density, and a healthy and active population interested in clean air and less gridlock traffic.
Meet Kody Baker and see a demonstration of this incredible vehicle at Why I Design: Friday, November 4.