This site supports businesses with essential information for procuring and using cargo bikes. Due to the climate emergency, spiralling fuel costs, and customer demand, more businesses are considering owning or leasing cargo bikes.
Are you considering a new cargo bike, looking to get more out of the one you currently own, or considering expanding your fleet? Do you want to address the Climate Emergency by reducing your carbon emissions, reduce your spiralling fuel costs, or have customers asking if you offer low-emission deliveries?
If you regularly transport bulky cargo or run a small business that makes frequent light freight deliveries locally, a cargo bike could work for you instead of a car or van. If you’ve tried researching cargo bikes before, you know there is an overwhelming amount of information on the Web, making it difficult to know where to start.
We’ve pulled together our knowledge gleaned from delivering cargo bike schemes around London, researching related topics, producing case studies and guidelines and scouring various resources to create the Business Cargo Bike Guide. We want to give you essential information for obtaining and using cargo bikes as part of your business. Use it as a starting point in your research, to look up a specific topic, or to get an overview of what you need to know about cargo bikes.
This guide forms part of the DEFRA-funded Clean Air Villages 4 programme.