For several months now we have been using the cargo bike on a weekly basis to do our main grocery shop. My wife used to do this in the car but we have switched roles & I do this with the cargo bike. There is plenty of room in the cargo bike to do the main shopping & have a passenger as well.
When bad design goes wrong! Not much use for a cargo bike user!
After gaining three months experience using our Babboe Big cargo bike around our locality, one thing that I have found useful is planning our journeys, even short journeys. Unlike using my standard bicycle, cycling a three wheeled cargo bike is quite different in terms of handling. This is particularly important when dealing with the rather variable road Irish conditions which range from decent to fairly poor when you are a cyclist pushed over to the side of the road. Also in mind is the fact that with the cargo bike, I am cycling with two to three young children so I want to make sure that whatever route I take, it is the safest possible route & that they are not too spooked by the journey. For example, if my destination involves taking narrow roads, chances are if they are busy routes with buses & trucks along with lots of cars impatiently trying to overtake us, then I would try to avoid such a route. This might mean taking a longer indirect route but in the end the cycle is more pleasurable for the passengers & for the cyclist as well. Even though I consider myself an experienced commuter cyclist, with the cargo bike I want to make sure that I am not overly stressed about the traffic & that I can concentrate on cycling in as relaxed & observant form as possible.