DHL’s boat-cargobike service in London

DHL has been operating a boat / bike service in Amsterdam for some years. They have now started to operate a similar multi-modal service on the Thames, with faster boats. From their website: DHL Express has launched London’s first riverboat parcel delivery service, which aims to ease congestion and provide a reliable and efficient way…

A couple of examples of rail-cargobikes integration

Using capacity on passenger trains for transporting parcels and using train stations as hubs for urban deliveries by cargobikes is no-brainer that unfortunately is rarely exploited because of silos thinking in the rail industry. It is therefore good to see InterCity RailFreight expand its same-day parcel delivery operation in the UK. From their website: ICRF…

Cargobike riding school

Prodrive Academy in the Netherlands offers cargobike riding lessons to corporate riders, who may not be familiar with the handling skills required to ride safely a heavily laden two wheeler. “The collaboration between Urban Arrow and Prodrive came about through a shared contact at PostNL,” says Mark Maaskant, founder of Prodrive Academy. “We help companies…

Sankt Pedalo – free e-cargobike rentals for one year

From March 2021, companies and organisations in the Swiss town of Sankt Gallen can hire one of 10 e-cargobikes for one year for free. The bikes can be branded with the logos of the individual businesses. At the end of the rental, the businesses can purchase the bike with a 30% discount, or return it.…

Cargobike Pilot by Dutch Mail in Nijmegen

The pilot is an initiative of Fulpra and PostNL, in cooperation with the municipality of Nijmegen. Nijmegen is working on an emission-free inner city. The cargobikes are made by the Utrecht-based Fulpra. The Province of Gelderland has contributed to the development and construction of the cargobikes. The Gelderse Corridor programme stimulates sustainable and clean transport.…

Sigo introduces e-cargobike docking stations in Darmstadt

Darmstadt will have two complementary cargobike hire systems; one using the hosting model, and free to users, and one using docking stations, and available to users for a small fee. The city in Hesse already has a fleet of five cargobikes available for hire for free; there are plans to expand the number of bikes.…

Medical deliveries by cargobike

Three examples from the UK Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust Cut Carbon-Emissions Using Cargo Bikes From October 2019, Newcastle Hospitals is trialling zero-emission e-cargo bike courier deliveries every weekday for three months to help reduce local air pollution and combat the advancing climate health emergency caused by climate breakdown. In partnership with ZMOVE, the NHS Foundation…

DPD takes delivery of 10 EAV cargobikes

The Independent and others report that DPD will be deploying ten EAVs in different depots around Europe, in the UK, (London, Newbury and York), Ireland, Spain, Germany, Portugal and France. The electric-assist quadricycles have a low centre of gravity (the main chassis is below the wheels’ axles) and according to Adam Barmby, founder and technical…