K4RGO - Nijmegen, Bikes and bridge

Meta photographic gallery from the Cargobike Festival at Nijmegen

The International Cargobike Festival at Nijmegen on the week-end of 12-13th April, had three parts: The CycleLogistics Conference, which attracted 250 delegates from 25 countries The Cargobike parade from the centre of Nijmegen to the Vadim art complex The Cargobike Fair and Try-out, with thousands of visitors and catering provided on cargobikes Enjoy hundreds of…

K4RGO - Txita, Feel Free Rentals

Perfect for AirBnB entrepreneurs

There is a growing number of people who are building up a portfolio of central city apartments, to rent them short term using platforms such as AirBnB. We know of at least two companies, one in London and one in San Sebastian, who use cargobikes to transport the linen to and from the apartments. As…

K4RGO - Nihola, Michel & Augustin 4

French cookie company sponsors 100 cargobikes

Innovative companies are realising the enormous marketing value of cargobikes. We reported in the past how in Denmark, cargobikes for kindergartens are sponsored by local businesses. Copenhagenize today reports of an innovative scheme by Michel & Augustin in the town of Boulogne-Bilancourt, just South of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris: M&A were looking for…

K4RGO - Mamachari with two children

Are mamacharis the ideal cargobikes for Japanese cities?

Busy pavements (where most cyclists ride), moderate shopping sizes and favourable price difference make the traditional mamachari the ideal cargobike for Japanese streets, argues Byron Kidd. Japanese families have been reliant on the domestically designed mamachari bicycle for decades for transporting children, groceries and goods. Over that time the the design of the mamachari has…

Photo by Mikael Colville

Copacabana, world’s most intense cargobike neighbourhood?

Copenhagenize reports: The active transportation NGO Transporte Ativo did a cargo bike count last year, focusing on the Copacabana neighbourhood in the city. The report counted bicycle and cargo bike deliveries in fantastic detail. Here’s the rub: There are 11,541 deliveries made by bicycle or cargo trike every day in the neighbourhood. As Transporte Ativo…

K4RGO - Vintage, Pantry bike

Vintage cargobikes e-book

Nello Sandrinelli has been collecting vintage cargobike, each one customised for a specific trade: fridge repairman, polisher, itinerant painter, seller of oil lamps, bee-keeper, drinks seller, fairground entertainer, midwife, chiseller, courier, cobbler, etc. Below is a selection of photographs from an e-book published by Bici Italia. Mr. Sardinello is looking for an institution that would…