The "Stadthandwerker" specialises in installation work and repairs in households and offices. This can be the maintenance of boilers, washing machines, pictures, lamps, etc. Recently he and his team (4 persons) have also entered the office cleaning business and performing activities that used to be done by caretakers. 80% of the orders and trips are done by cargo bike. Short trips, quick accessibility - low ecological footprint - resource-saving - close to nature", is simply part of the company philosophy.
An analysis of shopping trips to supermarkets and farmers' markets shows that, in relation to the transport volume, a car would only be required for around 6% of all purchases. Considering that some shopping trips are combined with the way home from work it still leaves 77% of the shopping trips that could be done by bike instead of the car. However there is also great potential in the commercial sector. According to the Baseline Study by Cyclelogistics, 51% of all vehicle trips that have to do with urban transport could be made by bike, cargo bike or bike trailer. (Article in German)
A journalist of one of Austria's largest daily newspapers uses a cargo bike for the first time. Hesitent at first his experience is very positive and in the end he's sad to have to switch back to his own bike. The CityChangerCargoBike projects is of course also mentioned. (Article in German)
TransportXtra, a resource that provides news, comments and analysis on transport, has written an article about Cargo Bikes in the UK. The Department of Transport (DfT) is providing £2 million to support the use of cargo bikes for last mile deliveries and general community services. The article also mentions the European Cycle Logistics Federation (ECLF) and the City Changer Cargo Bike project.
The chair of the European Cargo Bikes and Cycle Logistics Experts Group Richard Armitage wrote an article about cargo bikes for the magazine Cycling Industry News.
More and more cargo bikes are being sold and produced, but attempts are being made to increase their use even further through various measures, including subsidy programmes. They also offer numerous advantages for commercial use.
CityChangerCargo Bike released key results of the first European Cargo Bike Industry Survey on 06 July 2020. These results are based on anonymised sales data provided by 38 cargo bike brands.
A guide for municipalities and industry for the planning of transshipment hubs for new urban logistics concepts.