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.

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…

Caretaker on a cargobike

Guest post by Daniel Böhm; first published for Mobilitätsagentur Wien Mr. Talas is Vienna’s first caretaker on a cargobike. We meet him early on the 12th floor of a community building in the 9th district of Vienna. Mr. Talas and his team are part of a pilot project of the Wiener Wohnen Haus- & Aussenbetreuung (WWHA). The…

Larry vs Harry in partnership with DHL

Together they have developed an electrically powered cargo bike with an anti-theft box, making it perfectly suited for transporting parcels. After a successful trial period using the bike in several European countries, DHL is introducing the Danish cargo bike for full use in Asia. Source: Cycling Embassy of Denmark

Bubble Post adds cargo bikes for perishable items to its fleet

Yan Ketelers of Bubble Post said that the company is already operating one cool cargo bike in Amsterdam and it has ordered another 20 bikes which will come into operation over the next two or three months. Ketelers added that Bubble Post also has about 60 standard cargo bikes in operation at the moment. Update…