Cargobikes in Scotland

Guest post by Spokes in Edinburgh Late in 2014 Spokes noticed that Edinburgh Council’s Transport Forum was to discuss freight delivery in the city. Cycling was not mentioned on the agenda. At our suggestion a presentation by b-Spokes [pdf 2.5MB] on the potential of cargobikes was added – and it proved to be a star item…

London Local Authorities invest in cargobikes

It is only a trickle so far, but most of Central London’s municipalities have cargobikes. Here is a run down: Camden Council cycling officer Ben Knowles visits schools on a Bakfiets: Islington Council cycling officer David Shannon uses a Christiania for events at schools: Westminster City Council officer Toby Jacobs has a Pedal Power two…

Zurich Food Bike

One day, our grandchildren will be shocked when they find out that at a time when 800 million people are undernourished, the rich nations throw away one third of the food they produce, some of it because it does not conform to beauty standards. Similarly, they will be aghast when they learn that billions of…

DHL experiments with Containerization

As we predicted last year, Cycle Freight Logistics can benefit from standardised package sizes, to optimise modal transfer. Francisco Luciano reports that DHL in the Netherlands, uses special containers to expedite the transshipment from lorry to bike. Here is how it works: A specially designed 80x120x100 [EuroPallet sizes] container is loaded with parcels in a…