cargobikes in action
27.05.2019 - 27.05.2019
Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilität, Schönaugasse 8a, 8010 Graz

Start-up Workshop: Setting up and running a cycle-based delivery business

Recent research has highlighted that 30% of trips within urban areas involve carrying light goods and could easily be transferred from motorised vehicles to cargo bikes. In addition, parking fines, delivery deadlines, congested streets, low-emission and restricted access areas all contribute to making delivery by lorries and vans increasingly difficult. Cargo bikes have been around for over a century but only recently as our urban landscape changes are we seeing the positive impact they could have on urban logistics.

The European Cycle Logistics Federation (ECLF) has developed a workshop aimed at individuals and companies interested in setting up and running a cycle-based delivery business usind cargo bikes. Topics to be covered include:

  • business planning
  • choosing the right bicycle
  • market research
  • service types
  • pricing & delivery area
  • marketing & promotion
  • potential customers
  • staffing
  • unique selling points
  • set-up and running costs

In addition, there will be an oppertunity to try out a range of cargo bikes & trikes!

The workshop is free of charge including tea/coffee on arrival and during breaks. A small lunch will also be provided. To reserve a place email: wrighton@fgm.at