Take a deep dive into the world of cargo bikes and pedal powered logistics with long reads from the International Cargo Bike Festival.
CooP-Africa Blog 1: The Coop-Bike: a cargo bike for Africa
NGO Cycling out of Poverty Foundation (CooP-Africa) builds and modifies various types of bicycles, serving rural and peri-urban communities in Kenya and Uganda. This is the first in a series of blogs for the International Cargo Bike Festival in which CooP-Africa's Luuk Eickmans introduces us to a variety of these life-changing bikes and cargo bikes, and how they are used.
Scale-up New Motion Labs is preparing for the future by making changes at the top. We sat down with Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Marcel Fowler and new Chief Executive Steven Senior to find out more about these changes, what drives them and what this means for the company, their customers, and the wider industry.
Behind the scenes: DOCKR’s expansion into Germany and Belgium
In the first in a four-part series of articles, we take a look behind the scenes at DOCKR. This time, we discover the story of DOCKR's move into Germany and Belgium through the eyes of DOCKR Expansion Managers Nina van Spengen and Shahram Rezasade.
Cargo bike by subscription – the story of Oslo startup Whee!
Kari Anne Solfjeld Eid is a Norwegian cargo bike lover, bike activist and entrepreneur based in Oslo. She runs design agency Hoi! Oslo and last year launched Whee!, an e-cargo bike subscription service. This year they’ve extended their offerings with a maintenance subscription service and opened Kiosk, a community-owned coffee shop. This – in her own words – is the story of how they did it.
Cargo Cycling and Swobbee: collaborate to innovate
We sat down with Luuk Nijland, Head of Product Development at Cargo Cycling, and Thomas Duscha, CEO and Co-Founder of Swobbee, to find how out their visions for the cycle logistics intersect, and how this has led them to closely collaborate with each other.
The Business Case for Cargo Bikes
As traffic volumes increase in our city centres, partly fuelled by deliveries from a COVID boosted e-commerce sector, organisations are looking for a silver bullet for urban logistics. But has it been sitting right here under our noses all this time? Tom Parr, Co-organiser of the International Cargo Bike Festival, argues that the seemingly humble cargo bike is perhaps the, fastest, greenest and most economical way to carry out last-mile deliveries in cities and should be elevated from it’s current position as a niche technology to a widespread solution.