Environment Transportation Modern Two Seat Bike Is Like a Paddle Boat for the Land By Brian Merchant Writer UC Santa Barbara Brian Merchant is the author of The One Device, editor for OneZero, and is writing a book about Luddites. He lives in Los Angeles. our editorial process Twitter Twitter Brian Merchant Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email Transportation Active Automotive Aviation Public Transportation Images via Tuvie Ever wanted to ride a two-seater bike where you didn't have to stare at your partner's back the whole time, or feel like you were acting out a scene of American wholesomeness from the 1950s? Well, a new design for a bike called the Cojoy has got the answer to both those setbacks--its riders sit side by side, and each controls just one wheel. One thing's for certain: this isn't your grandpa's two-seater. According to Tuvie: Cojoy is a bicycle concept for two persons, inspired from the dual paddle boat along with an operational wheelchair, and is designed to offer sheer fun for the bicycle riders. And sure, a paddle boat crossed with a wheelchair doesn't exactly equal "sheer fun" in everyone's book, but if you think about it, the concept could add a compelling twist to cycling. As is the case in a paddle boat, each of the riders is responsible for turning one of the wheels, which means the cyclists would have to work together to create a rhythm and to negotiate turns: It runs straight when two riders pedal at the same speed and when it requires to turn, the outer rider will ride faster than the inside rider. Riding this bicycle requires a good communication, cooperation and a minimum skill. Here's a closer look at the design, which was created by Pengtao Yu: As you can see, the seats are adjustable, and there are handles built into the harness--again with the paddle boat inspiration. Not sure how this concept would take with the cycling community, but it's an intriguing concept, and would certainly be fun to take for a spin.