The S’coolbus is tested the week of May 20 in Tocane-Saint-Apre, France. This nine-seater electric bike is used to take children from the municipality to primary school.
Tocane-Saint-Apre is the second city in France to test the week of May 20 this new school bus after Rouen. This bike has nine seats, including one for the driver.
The S’coolbus picks up the children at home within five kilometers, then the children and the driver pedal together, assisted by electric assistance to get to school. The aim of the S’coolbus company is to make children want to ride a bike, to teach them concepts of traffic rules but also to make them aware of the protection of the environment with this environmentally friendly mode of transportation.
The S’coolbus is made in the Netherlands, it consists of eight passenger seats with adjustable saddles, bars and safety nets with a trunk for school bags, and a roof in case of bad weather.
The town hall of Tocane-Saint-Apre would like to use the S’coolbus for the school bus but also to help the inhabitants of the village who live rather far away from larger cities. Other communes of Périgord region would be interested to test the idea.
This post was translated from French. The original version was published on France Bleu. Photo credit – France Bleu.