To highlight and promote the relevance of cargo bikes in the current difficult economic situation, the European CityChangerCargoBike project (CCCB) invites you to participate in the 1. European Cargo Bike Industry Survey.
The anonymous survey is jointly conducted by CCCB partners European Cycle Logistics Federation, cargobike.jetzt, Cycling Industries Europe and Cracow University of Technology. It is part of CCCB’s mission to “fully exploit the huge potential of cargo bikes to achieve a faster, more cost-effective and larger scale deployment of this sustainable mobility option for urban areas.”
The Survey will analyze the size, structure and growth of the cargo bike market in Europe as well as the impact of the current Coronavirus crisis.
Deadline for answers: Monday, 18 May 2020 at 14.00 CET
Purpose of the survey
51% of all motorized transport trips in European cities could be shifted to bicycles. But there is few data on the actual size and growth of the European cargo bike market*. Such data is needed to further increase investment by companies and political attention by national governments and the EU. Especially as also the cargo bike industry is affected from the Coronavirus crisis and should benefit from stimulus packages.
The 1. European Cargo Bike Industry Survey addresses brands, dealers and distributors of cargo bikes as well as suppliers and providers of cargo bike specific products and services.
A cargo bike in the sense of this survey is a bicycle with a higher than usual total maximum weight, specifically constructed for the private or commercial transport of goods or people. This includes also e.g. postal bikes and rikshaws.
The geographical scope of the survey is the European Union + UK, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and the Balkan countries.
Part I and II: Market Size
The first two parts are about sales numbers of cargo bikes and about the industry‘s turnover.
Part I addresses only cargo bike brands, dealers and distributors and their cargo bike sales in 2018/2019/2020 including the share of different cargo bike types:
- private use / commercial use
- two wheelers / three wheelers / four or more wheelers
- non electrified models/ Pedelec 25 / Pedelec 45 / Pedelec L1e-A
Part II addresses all companies of the cargo bike industry and the size and growth of the turnover of their cargo bike business in Europe in 2019.
Part III: Coronavirus impact
Part III is an updated cargo bike specific version of the Coronavirus impact survey conducted by Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) in the broader bicycle industry in March (results).
Conductors of the survey
Answers are given anonymously: no names of individuals or businesses are being sought, therefore no data can or will be assigned to individual brands. Data is collected through Google Forms by the CCCB research partner Cracow University of Technology (prof. Vitalii Naumov, Department of Transportation Systems), who will only share aggregated data with the CCCB partners for the publication purposes.
Publication of survey results
Survey results will be published with a media release and on this webpage shortly after closing of the survey on 18 May 2020.
For inquiries please get in touch with Arne Behrensen: firstname.lastname@example.org
* The German Cycling Industry Association (ZIV) estimates that 76.000 cargo bikes were sold in Germany in 2019: 54.500 with and 21.500 without electric assist.