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
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org