Even in death there is a role for cycle logistics. In the UK the co-operative Funeralcare have made sure of that.
In 2010, in response to a request from the family of a cyclist, the UK-based funeral group arranged for a tandem hearse to be built. Continue reading “RIPPL #19: Green to the Grave; Mortality as a Service”
A pilot scheme in Maastricht is allowing entrepreneurs and businesses to try out electric cargo bikes for free. Maastricht Bereikbaar (”Accessible Maastricht”, the city transport authority which is a collaboration between several government bodies, the local Municipality, the Province of Limburg and local businesses with an interest in logistics) is giving local initiatives the chance to test e-cargo bikes for six months. Continue reading “RIPPL #18: Subsidised e-Cargo Bikes in Maastricht”
London-based startup Pedal Me is taking the trend of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and applying it to bikes. The company exists to carry a precious cargo around the city; passengers. To do this, specially adapted bikes, which were developed in collaboration with Dutch manufacturer Urban Arrow, are used. A smartphone app allows customers to request rides, get a price estimate and follow the progress of their rider as they approach. Continue reading “RIPPL #17: Pedal Me – MaaS by bike on the streets of London”
Started in 2014 by two Salzburgers; nutritionist Rita Huber and Gerald Költringer, Founder and Owner of an internet design company, Rita Bringt’s is a catering and food delivery business based in Vienna, Austria. Continue reading “RIPPL #16: Rita Bringt’s – Viennese Meals on (Pedal Powered) Wheels”
The humble Euro-pallet; along with the shipping container, perhaps the most ubiquitous standardised design in logistics. The other thing Euro-pallets have in common with shipping containers? It’s not really possible to use them for cycle logistics. Until now, that is. Continue reading “RIPPL #15: Bicylift: Euro-pallets… by bike”