In March Transport for London (TfL) unveiled a new plan to work with the boroughs, businesses and the freight and servicing industry to transform how deliveries and servicing trips are made in the capital by promoting the growth of cargo bikes.
- Cargo bikes make journeys quicker and more efficient, as well as delivering air quality improvements, which contribute to healthier and safer streets.
- TfL estimates cargo bikes could replace up to 17 per cent of van kilometres in central London by 2030.
Will Norman, Walking and Cycling Commissioner said:
“Cargo bikes are no longer a niche concept, and they can be real game changers when it comes to delivering freight and servicing trips.
“Not only do they provide environmental benefits by not contributing to air pollution, they also make journeys more efficient, and present a much lower risk of danger to people walking and cycling than vans and HGVs.”
The Cargo Bike Action Plan is available online at https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publications-and-reports/freight?intcmp=8606
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