BRUSSELS, Belgium - All companies making or supplying cargo-bikes for delivery and consumer use are called to complete a research study by the City Changer Cargo Bike project into the European market. The research addresses brands, dealers and distributors of cargo bikes as well as suppliers and providers of cargo bike specific products and services.
As councils adjust to the ‘new normal’ with authorisation and funding from central government to create up pop-up bike lanes and widen foot ways while restricting car use in cities, calls have been made to enable an urgent increase in the use of e-cargo bikes.
The cargo bicycle, also known as the freight or utility bike, is enjoying a renaissance and recognition as a cleaner, safer, and more efficient mode of urban freight delivery and passenger transport. As a human-powered and fuel-free vehicle, this form of active transport could bring even more benefits to our cities than other disruptive technologies. Let’s take a closer look at this reemerging technology and its potential for urban transport.