Re: Obviously the solution is....
"Poor weather is a barrier to cycle adoption, true, but it can be engineered around. For starters:"
- an enclosed fairing.
Ok, we'll put a box round the whole thing, that should keep the rain out.
- urban design.
Have roads go where people want to go
Bikes tend to fall over when stopped, and perform badly in crashes, let's add some more wheels
- hygiene. People don't want to be sweaty at work.
Well, the motor should take care of the sweat, and the 'fairing' will take care of the rain/snow/sleet we get on a typical June day.
- theft of bicycle.
Well, the enclosed fairing could have some kind of lock to keep thieves away from the interior.
Hey, we just re-invented the car!