Cycle Commerce As An Ecosystem

John Thackara is the founder of The Doors of Perception, an event production company that organises festivals in Europe and India in which grassroots innovators work with designers to imagine sustainable futures – and take practical steps to realise them. At a recent interview with Impact Design Hub, this is what he had to say about cargobikes…

K4RGO - copenhagenize-bar-cyclehoop-schliessmechanismus

The Copenhagenize Bar

In Copenhagen, cargobikes are top of thieves’ lists. High price and high demand (and unscrupulous consumers) make for a mouth-watering opportunity. Add to that a lack of practical posts to attach cargobikes to, and you have an environment that has led to a lot of anxiety among cargobike owners, evidenced by the heavy chains that…

K4RGO - Douze Cycles Messenger V2 Compact

Paris chic

Douze has two models, both in two lengths, with a detachable front cargo section. The size of the Compact will appeal to everyone who wants a swift, agile bike with good carrying capacity. Great ride and excellent finish. The picture below is a bit preposterous. Suit and no mudguards, really?

Christiania - HBox, CbD, Fitting bins inside of the box

Cargobikes, vital link link in the waste to biogas chain

London-based social enterprise Community by Design is running a pilot Food Waste to Biogas project at the Camley Street Natural Park, just North of King’s Cross. A 2 metric cubic digester is fed with 150kg of food waste a week collected locally with a Christiania cargobike. In these pictures we see Juan, one of the…

Diary - Speaking at Nijmegen 5

Future innovations

Synopsis of my presentation at the European CycleLogistics Conference in Nijmegen on 12.04.14. The growth of Cargobike City Logistics is supported by three drivers: Legal and moral imperatives on municipalities to improve air quality -> Soon only Zero Emission Vehicles will be allowed to operate in city centres Liveability – Political acceptance that streets are…

K4RGO - Nijmegen, Bikes and bridge

Meta photographic gallery from the Cargobike Festival at Nijmegen

The International Cargobike Festival at Nijmegen on the week-end of 12-13th April, had three parts: The CycleLogistics Conference, which attracted 250 delegates from 25 countries The Cargobike parade from the centre of Nijmegen to the Vadim art complex The Cargobike Fair and Try-out, with thousands of visitors and catering provided on cargobikes Enjoy hundreds of…

K4RGO - Txita, Feel Free Rentals

Perfect for AirBnB entrepreneurs

There is a growing number of people who are building up a portfolio of central city apartments, to rent them short term using platforms such as AirBnB. We know of at least two companies, one in London and one in San Sebastian, who use cargobikes to transport the linen to and from the apartments. As…