Ideally, the Packtasche would be provided as an alternative to plastic bags at store checkout. It can be folded quickly, filled with groceries or other purchases and then carried to the bike where it can go directly onto the rack, Lechner explained.

“Our main goal was to make cycling in the city even more practical and attractive than it already is,” Lechner said. “The Packtasche is our small contribution to make cycling more attractive to people and hence support sustainable urban mobility.”