Vienna’s Cargobike Collective

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Viennese people can rent a range of cargobikes and trailers from LRK (Cargobike Collective). Here is how it works:

every cargo bike and every trailer is hosted by one person at his or her home. This person lends the bike or the trailer to different users. On our blog you can find all the cargo bikes and trailers including a short description and their location in Vienna. Furthermore people interested in borrowing a bike can read up for what certain bikes can be used for, what the users have to bring along (eg. a bicycle lock or lights) and what the conditions are (especially the height of the security deposit) for using the bikes. Once the interested person has selected a bike or a trailer, he/she it has to send an E-mail with the corresponding information to the LRK. This information is spread by an internal list to the different hosts of the bikes. The corresponding host has to get in contact with the interested person and to organise the whole process of lending the bike to him- or herself.

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Apart from organizing the lending process the hosts are also in charge of making small maintenance works like changing the brakes or broken cables. Bigger maintenance is done during maintenance days twice a year at a DIY bike workshop, where more experienced members of the collective help the others with more sophisticated repairs. To make common decisions, a meeting of the members of the collective is held every one to three months.

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