Cargo Cyclists Aim To Replace Trucks In Europe

Cargo Cyclists Aim To Replace Trucks In Europe
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The EU is funding a pilot project that would see bikes taking over from traditional freight transport to cut emissions, and reduce traffic congestion.

Kyana Gordon
  • 16 october 2012

Interested in exercising your legs while working?  Europe seems to be experiencing a growth opporunity for cargo cyclists, in a conscious move towards sustainable, free-flowing city traffic. The European Union funded pilot project, CycleLogistics, aims to reduce energy used in urban freight transport by replacing unnecessary motorized vehicles with cargo bicycles in several European cities. The project looks to expand the niche marketplace of cargo cycles, so they will be viewed as a competitive means of transport for goods in the city center. With modest electrical assistance, loads can carry up to as much as 550 lbs.

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