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…

Freiburg offers electric cargo bike hire

Metro-Report: The city’s free LastenVelo Freiburg cargo bike hire service already has three three-wheel and two two-wheel conventional cargo cycles. The latest additions are a VAG FREI.MOBIL-branded three-wheel gustav-W Cargobike and an ADAC Südbaden-branded ‘LastenEngel’ two-wheeled Bullitt bike with a maximum load of 100 kg in its cargo box.

New Cargo Bike Parking from VEKSØ

The Cycling Embassy of Denmark reports: The Cycling Embassy of Denmark, the City of Copenhagen, VEKSØ, and Gottlieb Paludan Architects have joined forces and developed a new and different type of cargo bicycle parking facility that is small, flexible, and safe! Easy and safe to use The facility is designed so it can be used…

Work in progress at Less Car More Go

Liz Canning reports on how her documentary is progressing: Lots of small triumphs and challenges to report. UCLA professor Andy Rice asked me to show and discuss LCMG video in his class on video activism and I took the opportunity to explore the budding LA bike scene. Lane Kagay of CETMA made it possible for…

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…

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?