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…

Marleen delivers with 20+ cargobikes

We have written about two catering businesses (one in Vienna and one in London) with large cargobike fleets, essential for an efficient distribution. ICBF reports about another one in Amsterdam, Marleen Kookt, which has grown from a two-people operation in a home kitchen to an operation that includes 50 part-time riders (Bezorgers) on 23 Urban…

Carvelo Camp hosts cargobike specialists

Switzerland’s CarVelo2Go is the most successful cargobike public hire scheme in the world with 140 locations in 21 cities and towns, and growing. It is managed by the Mobility Academy in Bern. Last month they hosted the Carvelo Camp, inviting cargobike experts from various European countries. After hearing success stories from Austria, Germany and the…