The CUB, Compact Utility Bicycle is a project by Alex Silva, a national from the Philippines, now living with his Japanese wife and three children in Tokyo, Japan.
The method of building the CUB is to use junk/used bicycles from Japan. In Japan, many factors contribute to having a big amount of “junk” bicycle. Bicycle repairs are not encouraged. Relatively wealthy population feel bicycles are disposable items like shoes.
At the moment, there’s a very small team who is building the CUB – Alex Silva, the craftsperson and the “logistics” guy, and they belong to a network or a community of like-minded and very passionate people. They are not yet a formal organization and company.
Alex believes that in attending the cargo bike festival, the CUB project will be enriched in many ways. He wishes to meet like-minded people and be inspired by the community. He also feels that this event will be very educational and at the same time full of fun!