Lidl sponsors cargobike hire in Tübingen

Tübingen, 30 km South of Stuttgart will have 20 cargobikes for public hire, in a pilot project sponsored by the Schwarz Group, the holding company of Lidl. The r-m Packsters, branded as “like-bike” will be parked at 8 virtual stations and can be released using a mobile app. The charge is €3/hour or €15/day The…

Sigo introduces e-cargobike docking stations in Darmstadt

Darmstadt will have two complementary cargobike hire systems; one using the hosting model, and free to users, and one using docking stations, and available to users for a small fee. The city in Hesse already has a fleet of five cargobikes available for hire for free; there are plans to expand the number of bikes.…

Hamburg adds electric cargobikes to rental bikes fleet

Hamburg is adding 20 electric cargobikes to its fleet of StadtRad rental bikes. The electric cargo bikes can transport up to 60 kilogrammes and have a fold-out bench with adjustable safety belts with space for a two-year-old and a seven-year-old child. Similar to other StadtRad bikes, the first 30 minutes are free of charge. However,…

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…

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…