Deutsche Post now has 1000+ e-cargobikes

From AirCargoNews: Deutsche Post has put its 1,000th e-bike from its StreetScooter subsidiary into service today in Osnabrück. The German postal giant, owner of DHL, says that the electrically assisted cargo bikes can hit 25 km/h and can carry up to 50kg, “a tremendous help for letter carriers in urban areas.” The StreetScooter Work version…

Freiburg offers electric cargo bike hire

Metro-Report: The city’s free LastenVelo Freiburg cargo bike hire service already has three three-wheel and two two-wheel conventional cargo cycles. The latest additions are a VAG FREI.MOBIL-branded three-wheel gustav-W Cargobike and an ADAC Südbaden-branded ‘LastenEngel’ two-wheeled Bullitt bike with a maximum load of 100 kg in its cargo box.

Berlin Senate wants to promote deliveries by cargobikes

Berliner Morgenpost reports: The Berlin Senate has undertaken to stimulate the supply of goods on bikes. Bicycles for tradespeople are to be funded and a project has been initiated within the framework of a federal competition. In line with the Velogista principle, so-called micro-depots are to be set up at six locations, from which the…

Financial Times covers rise of Cargobikes in London

The Financial Times (behind paywall) reports that the pre-Christmas season has been a busy one for London cargobike couriers: When messengers from Creative Couriers in north London were delivering seasonal gifts in the run-up to Christmas, the vehicle involved was often as eye-catching as the present. Instead of conventional vans or traditional messengers, many of the deliveries…

Wonderful collection of cargobike street sellers in Hanoi

. Stationing herself on different bridges around Hanoi, Heerink patiently waited for vendors to pass, capturing these colorfully symmetrical photographs as they unknowingly moved below the bridge. The work takes patience. “I once spent five hours in a location with no shots,” Heerink explains on her new Kickstarter campaign. “This project started my fascination for…