The European Cyclists’ Federation interviews two municipal mobility experts to get a grasp of the emerging cargo bike culture in Lisbon...
Cargo bikes are used every day by thousands of individuals all over Europe. Individuals found cargo bikes as a great tool to make their everyday errands simpler and more efficient. At CCCB (CityChangerCargoBike) we call these individuals Local Heroes.
Christina is a mother of two small children. She and her husband live in a rather rural area, about 5 kilometers from the center of the 10,000-inhabitant town of Gleisdorf. The region is quite hilly, and gravel paths instead of paved roads are not uncommon.
“It’s been a few months since we purchased our cargo bike and now we go everywhere with the wind in our hair. My daughter took a while to adjust to it, but now she loves it, especially when we’re riding on cobblestones when she says ‘eeeeeeh’ the whole time.”
Why did you decide to buy a cargo bike? “To have a substitute to my second car and because where I live it is possible to get around by bike. I can use it every day, for any kind of trip: from a ride with my dog to going to work and doing my grocery shopping.”
Meet Sesselja from Reykjavík, Iceland who rides a TrioBike and an Urban Arrow. What tasks do you use your cargo bike for? Promote the use of Cargo bikes, pick my friend up from kindergarten, go shopping and deliver maps to the tourist office.
Delphine and her partner live in Strasbourg, France, and they bought their first cargo bike just after the birth of their first child over three years ago. They now have two happy children and try not “to use motorized transport in the city...
Meet Maciej from Wrocław Poland! Maciej uses his cargo bike for family and work proving that a car is not needed in the city even when you have a big family.
Cargo bikes are incredibly practical vehicles for everyday tasks. Like going out for a date!
Parking on the street when you live in a flat without a bicycle shed. We had to get insurance to feel relaxed about that idea. There is almost no second-hand cargo bike on the market. If you need to go beyond the city center and don’t have electric...