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Can cargo bikes ride the net zero wave?

Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management looks at e-cargo bikes

Martin Read
15 March 2023
Source: Bikes for Business Report, 2020

 

On the face of it there is much to recommend the replacing of vans – petrol or electric – with electric cargo bikes for the servicing of certain kinds of client sites. Most obvious is a potential reduction in on-site emissions, allowing facilities teams to take another, relatively low-cost step towards net zero targets, says Martin Read in facilitate, the magazine of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities

Early 2023 has seen a spate of activities associated with promoting the cargo bike cause, including The National Cargo Bike Summit, conference and exhibition on 31 March in London. The cargo bike opportunity for FM is one that first came to the fore during the height of the pandemic in summer 2020, when we reported on their growing use for couriering activities in city centres. Supermarket chains were also trialling bikes for their ‘last mile’ deliveries.

Read more from facilitate, the magazine of the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management


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