Cargo bike services are expanding rapidly across the UK, recently enjoying a boost from major players such as Amazon, DHL and UPS. Cargo bikes are more efficient, better value and much cleaner than vans, and are fast becoming a key element of the low carbon, active transport revolution.
At the same time, putting supply chain, logistics and commuting services at the heart of environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies is becoming more important to local authority planners and the commercial property sector.
Research from the British Council for Offices (BCO) has found that landlords, developers and facilities managers are embracing increased demand for drop off, loading and parking facilities for bikes and cargo bikes.
Neil Webster, Associate Director at Remit Consulting and lead author of the BCO research says:
‘It is encouraging to see that quality facilities, including secure parking, are more readily available to occupiers. Bike and cargo bike parking is increasingly a marketing differentiator for office space, with developers and investors of new buildings using ground floor and visitor parking, shower services and bike maintenance as key selling points.
‘But now developers and owner/occupiers need to adapt to the increased use of cargo bikes for the delivery and movement of goods and services between their buildings. Bikes are now far more than a commuting choice, they are a logistics choice that's helping to decarbonise cities, improving air quality and moving goods and services at speed. Planners and the CRE and FM community need to make them easier to use.’
This 90 min free online session will hear evidence from:
Chair: Neil Webster, Director, Remit Consulting
Chris Dixon, Chief Cycling Officer, Pedal Me
Simon Hayman, Regional Director, Bouygues Energies & Services (UK)
Leigh Gravenor, Senior Consultant, MP Smarter Travel
Samantha Tharme, Senior Strategic Transport Planner, City of London Corporation
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