At the Intersection of Bike and Car, the perfect urban all-purpose utility vehicle emerges. Introducing the Frankentrike: a human-powered, electric-assist tricycle. Unrestrained by the common limitations of 2- and 4-wheeled vehicles, this vehicle shines in dense urban environments where the city dweller must balance features with simplicity, safety with agility, and health with help.
Travel at city speeds
Low cost to maintain
Optimized for electric-assist
Poised on the brink of disaster
We are In Crisis:
Personal (Health) & Collective (Climate).
Most preventable illnesses in the U.S. today relate to lack of exercise. Even moderate cycling as an integrated part of daily routine can add years to your life; the enjoyment of the journey is immeasurable.
One of the top causes of global warming and greenhouse gas emissions is the burning of fossil fuels. Fuel source notwithstanding, to transport a person in a vehicle 20x heavier than themselves will never be an energy-smart solution for any society. Most trips are solo journeys <10 miles from home. Car sharing and app-based taxi services render car ownership obsolete for city dwellers with options available such as the Frankentrike.
Introduction to Frankentrikes (Video)
When a serious auto collision interrupted ‘life as usual,’ founder Segue Fischlin began a long journey of recovery which catalyzed in her a new relationship with transport.
A world traveller, she has visited and lived abroad in Europe, India, S.E. Asia and Mexico, where she has been inspired by the tricycles that she has seen utilized in everyday life.
Multi-faceted, she has drawn upon her skills, training, passion, and experience in computing, yoga, welding, architecture, Aikido, massage, urban design, business management and communications in order to develop and refine this movement modality.
This project elevates the tricycle to modern North American standards for comfort, convenience and safety.
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