Electric, absolutely

On 04.04.19, Team London Bridge hosted a Cargobike Expo, an opportunity for operators of electric cargobikes to pitch their services to local businesses. The Expo is part of the Bikes for Business initiative. The project aims to convert 15% of business deliveries in London Bridge to cargobikes to coincide with the introduction of the Ultra Low…

City of London draft Transport strategy

The City of London (the small central financial district) has published its draft Transport Strategy. There are several mentions of cargobikes (and special needs cycles). Essentially the measures break down in two different sections: Provisions for private users and potential users of cargobikes.  The cycle network will cater for all types of cycles, including cycles as…

Shimano offers dealers workshop cargobike for mobile repairs

More and more companies are offering in situ bike repairs, with bike mechanics fixing and servicing bikes where customers work, live or are stranded. One example is Live Cycle in Berlin: Traditional bike shops risk of losing an important regular income if they don’t offer a similar service. Shimano is coming to their rescue by…

“I Decongest the City”

“I Decongest the City” is a German initiative to encourage businesses to test cargobikes. Around 120 companies are participating. Greenpeace Energy is one of them. They have been using an electric Christiania Bike Matti Pauls (left above), the Greenpeace Energy Regional Partner now rides the bicycle four to five times a week (approx 60km) for…

While London nixes, Berlin and Paris give subsidies for cargobikes

Where would you rather live: a country drifting away into deluded isolation or in cities that are taking concrete action to wean people off the poisoned chalice of motor vehicles. Three contrasting headlines: UK Transport minister rules out extending ‘low emission vehicle’ grants to e-bikes – BikeBiz National subsidy for large cargobikes (min: 150kg, 1m3…

Use of cargobikes by Spanish Post expands

VeloStrom reports that Correos, the Spanish postal service, are expanding their testing of cargobikes from the original city of Sevilla to other Andalusian towns, Malaga Granada and Cordoba. With the new pilots, the cargobox has been increased from 300l to 550l. The tricycles have also been redesigned to improve ergonomics and stability, with 20″ rear…