Common challenges and solutions

Some wider challenges to operating cargo bikes are listed below. Their solutions are a work in progress.

  • Upgrading cycle infrastructure and facilities to accommodate cargo bikes such as wider cycle lanes and improved access to buildings and developments.
  • Rider training is required.
  • Making it easier for cargo bike deliveries in urban areas. For example, establishing more micro hubs that offer secure parking and charging for electric cargo bikes.
  • Allocating more road space to cycleways for a more robust network with faster routes.
  • Many people still don’t understand what a cargo bike is.  If we have more cargo bikes our streets, there will be  more awareness and acceptance of them as a practical way to move goods around. It will also be better for air quality and congestion in London and beyond.
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