Man on cargo bike (Source:Kleine Zeitung)

It all began very modestly with four bikes. That was in 2011, when the Environment Department of the City of Graz was one of the first municipalities in the German-speaking world to introduce a subsidy for load bikes. In 2019 there were already 98 cargo bikes for which subsidies of up to 1000 euros were paid out. "And the support will continue", says city councillor for the environment Judith Schwentner, who is providing funds from the "Feinstabfonds" for this purpose. The Traffic councillor will present a package of measures by April, "to shift more transport traffic from cars to cargo bikes"