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London Local Authorities invest in cargobikes

It is only a trickle so far, but most of Central London’s municipalities have cargobikes. Here is a run down: Camden Council cycling officer Ben Knowles visits schools on a Bakfiets: Islington Council cycling officer David Shannon uses a Christiania for events at schools: Westminster City Council officer Toby Jacobs has a Pedal Power two…

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Zurich Food Bike

One day, our grandchildren will be shocked when they find out that at a time when 800 million people are undernourished, the rich nations throw away one third of the food they produce, some of it because it does not conform to beauty standards. Similarly, they will be aghast when they learn that billions of…

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DHL experiments with Containerization

As we predicted last year, Cycle Freight Logistics can benefit from standardised package sizes, to optimise modal transfer. Francisco Luciano reports that DHL in the Netherlands, uses special containers to expedite the transshipment from lorry to bike. Here is how it works: A specially designed 80x120x100 [EuroPallet sizes] container is loaded with parcels in a…

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Study – Freight Tricycles in New York

The University Transportation Reserch Center has carried out a thorough study looking at benefits and disadvantages of cargobikes for local urban deliveries in congested urban environments. They concentrated on two New York operations: The City Bakery and City Harvest The purpose of the study was two-fold: First to determine the performance of cargobikes, i.e. whether…

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Pensioners love to ride cargobikes

In Wiesbaden, a pilot has started to encourage local shopping: an online portal showcases a wide selection of retailers; orders are then delivered by electric cargobikes. The interesting aspect of this venture is that riders are predominantly in their 50s and 60s. Nanna Beyer, project leader, explains: “They love to ride bikes, it’s healthy,” she…

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Cargobikes win on punctuality

Le Parisien reports: What is in common between a new laundry in the XV, a plumber on the other side of the city and a century-old heating equipment company, Saunier Duval? The cargobike, which has already seduced many Parisians. In 2012 enthusiasts founded the association Paris Cargo Bike. Now, it is businesses who are discovering the…

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New Cargo Bike Parking from VEKSØ

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark reports: The Cycling Embassy of Denmark, the City of Copenhagen, VEKSØ, and Gottlieb Paludan Architects have joined forces and developed a new and different type of cargo bicycle parking facility that is small, flexible, and safe! Easy and safe to use The facility is designed so it can be used…