Our dog seems to love riding in the basket. He enjoyed my practice run yesterday as I rode him over to my sister's and back. He never even tried to jump out, only banged at dog on her street.
I have adjusted the handlebars just to make it feel better, it has a large seat - almost like a tractor seat, which is cool. I hope I can get better at riding it this coming week. It still takes some effort going up a slight incline. It does not pedal backwards and only has one hand brake.
It has a low step-thru so that I can get on it with little effort. It carries my weight just fine. I am not wearing a helmet but that's okay in our neighborhood. Now that the weather is getting a little cooler I will want to get out more. My wife said it was my Christmas gift.