Casual city\bikepath riding.
1) What kind of riding does this person want to do?
Mostly. In the situations where this is not true, I can porter said trike with my truck if needed.
2) Are they able to ride from home to the place they want to ride?
She has some equilibrium issues, which is why I'm interested in a trike.
3) Do they have any health or medical issue that could make using certain types of bicycles more difficult, to use?
I'm not restricting the budget at this time. I need to understand the best possible options, and I'll formulate a budget around that.
4) What kind of budget do they have available?
Years ago. The fourth bike I ever rode was her (two wheel) 3-speed. Of course, that doesn't speak to how often she ever rode it, but hey...
5) Have they ridden before?
Thanks so much for posting the pics. It looks pretty sporty. I'll have to investigate if there is a variance in Sun's lineup for performance vs. casual oriented configurations for this frame. It looks like your wife is into some serious touring, whereas with grama I think we'd be content with a few (20 tops ;) )miles a week.
She rides a Sun EX3 SX recumbent. It's pretty comfortable, and relaxed, and not terribly expensive.
How is it safer and why do you think it would be more apt to be ridden? I'm all about safety and motivation, but I seek to understand :)
It's far safer that the upright "Granny Trikes", though, and would be more likely to actually be ridden.
I'm also interested in what make\model of "granny trike" would be comparable. I know the first response is going to be "define comparable", but... just run with it...