Veerlen and her family have an electric cargo bike. She takes her kids to school with the bike and uses it all year around.
What could be better than picking the kids up from school and doing some cycling?
"The cargo bike is an invaluable aid. There are no time limits, you can easily get to even the narrowest streets. By bike, you don't pollute, you don't make noise, you don't clog up the streets, you enjoy the beauty of the Baroque, you don't spend a penny, and you might even get away with a stop and a chat with a friend in the street"
In Utrecht, several retailers have loan cargo bikes to transport the purchased goods from the shop to the customers' houses.
Utrecht has several bike parking’s in the inner city. From 2014 until 2019 the municipality of Utrecht had three rental cargo bikes in one of the municipal bike parking’s.
It is small, but big enough as an information desk and easy to move. A cargo bike has been chosen as information point at the central station in Utrecht.
Utrecht has 3 waste collection stations. Inhabitants of the city can reserve a cargo bike for free to bring their bulky waste, like furniture, electronics, metals, etc.
We distribute 400 to 500 delivery points per day while saving around 1000 km by cargo-bike rather than by car", Jean-Christophe Stamm, director of Novéa.