Deliveries from the high street by cargobike

Cycling Industry News reports: In a trial in Stevenage, Central England which has around 45km of segregated cycle paths, local cargo bike delivery firm Bike Box Delivery has partnered with ShopAppy – an app which has been designed to support local shops with a click and collect service, currently operating in a number of UK…

Olvo partners with Ikea for cargobike deliveries in Paris

Olvo is a Paris-based cargo bike cooperative,  in great expansion; from eight employees at the end of August 2018, there are now 19 in the team.   Cycling Industry News reports on a new customer for the cooperative: Ikea’s first downtown store in La Madeleine, Paris, opened on Monday, and customers can now have products sold…

Two avenues of e-cargobike subsidies for London-based businesses

The Department for Transport is offering 20% of the cost of e-cargobikes (up to £1000 (=€1160) per bike) to businesses in the UK Transport for London’s scrappage scheme is for small businesses and offers up to £3500 (=€4060) to replace old vehicles which would be subject to charges to enter the Ultra Low Emission Zone

Electric, absolutely

On 04.04.19, Team London Bridge hosted a Cargobike Expo, an opportunity for operators of electric cargobikes to pitch their services to local businesses. The Expo is part of the Bikes for Business initiative. The project aims to convert 15% of business deliveries in London Bridge to cargobikes to coincide with the introduction of the Ultra Low…

City of London draft Transport strategy

The City of London (the small central financial district) has published its draft Transport Strategy. There are several mentions of cargobikes (and special needs cycles). Essentially the measures break down in two different sections: Provisions for private users and potential users of cargobikes.  The cycle network will cater for all types of cycles, including cycles as…

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…