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Here's a bird's eye view of the cargo box. The floor of the box is covered with a durable non-slip coating as often seen on concrete stairs or skateboard decks. The thoughtful folks at Bakfiets even provide nice drain holes in the box so it does not become a Pondfiets when left out in the rain... The kid steps on the outside of the box take advantage of the non-slip coating as well.
Jonathan Maus and I were taking the bike out for a test spin recently and discussing how easy it would be to add accessories, reflectors, etc. to the marine plywood box if you wanted to. I like his description of the box as an "open source platform" in its hardware store friendliness. If the stock box doesn't do it for you, you could easily build an entirely new one and bolt it on to the subframe in minutes. Mobile kegerator or diamond plate flatbed anyone?
Sorry to anyone who has visited recently and attempted to comment - I accidentally turned commenting off on recent posts while fussing with the Blogger settings. Comment away, I didn't mean to lock you out and look forward to hearing from you!