Pure & Rita’s fleets

In London and in Vienna the largest cargobike fleets are probably run by food businesses, Pure and Rita respectively. Pure has 18 Christiania cargobikes scattered in six Central London branches, delivering breakfast, lunch and dinner to mostly corporate customers. In Vienna, Rita Bringts has “13 refrigerated Bullitts, plus several trikes”. The ICBF Blog has a nice…

Metrovelo in Grenoble offers cargobike hire

Velogik reports on the enlargement of the public bicycle hire service Métrovélo to include cargobikes, following increased customer demand. The choice of vehicles was the result of a detailed survey and street test by potential users. The first cargo bikes, in  Métrovelo colour, were finally put into service this spring. The Danish brand Nihola (assembled in…

Cargobikes in the London Mayor’s Transport Strategy

  Last week, Sadiq Kahn, London’s Mayor has published his draft Transport Strategy. Congestion is a big problem in the capital, and the Mayor has identified two main culprits: the increase of Uber taxis and the increase of delivery vans. Regarding the latter, the Mayor reaches the conclusion that some consolidation of deliveries is possible…

Micro-consolidation centre in Oslo

Next month DHL will begin using cargobikes in Oslo city centre aided by a micro-consolidation centre. Rather than using three vans, DHL will be using one van, drop the parcels at the hub and the last mile will be taken care by cargobike riders. The Hub is a shipping container provided by the City rent free…

Street cleaning cargobikes in Graz

    Every morning at 7, Alois starts his battle against rubbish on his iron horse, a Christiania Bike. Holding Graz reports: His job is fun. This can be seen in his smile when he climbs back onto his converted bike and pushes the bell like a tram. The signal for “Achtung, I am moving!”…

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…

Fuel cell could be used on cargobikes

Cycling Industry News reports: The German Aerospace Center is currently developing a “fuel cell range extender” that can completely substitute the battery of an electric bike. In development at present, the prototype “makes sense for applications requiring 2 – 5 kWh”. Björn Offermann says “The FCREX is designed as module that fits in different frame concepts of…