RIPPL #9: Carvelo2go – Cargo Bike Sharing Scheme

Carvelo2go, a project established in 2015 and supported by the Swiss “carvelo” cargo bicycle initiative, was the world’s first electric cargo bike-sharing scheme. The more than 2600 users who have already registered can hire electrically-assisted cargo bikes by the hour in a number of Swiss towns, by visiting the carvelo2go websiteCurrently the service is available in Basel, Bern, Vevey and St Gallen, but in June and July 2017, Zurich, Winterthur, Baden and Lucerne will also be added. Continue reading “RIPPL #9: Carvelo2go – Cargo Bike Sharing Scheme”

RIPPL #8: Ciclolutions – Try Before You Buy

Ciclolutions is a company which sells cargo bikes and related accessories in Madrid. The business was founded in September 2016 by Alejandro Corroto (owner of bike courier company Mensos) and Willy Sanz (photographer and cargo bike lover); although they were working on the project for 6 months before the launch. Continue reading “RIPPL #8: Ciclolutions – Try Before You Buy”

RIPPL #7: Waltham Forest Council – Christmas Courier

Christmas Courier was a pilot scheme run by Waltham Forest Council employing Cycle Confident, a UK-based bicycle services and training company to undertake retail deliveries in the busy period running up to Christmas. The scheme ran between 12 and 23December 2016 from a mobile hub on Walthamstow High Street in North-East London. Continue reading “RIPPL #7: Waltham Forest Council – Christmas Courier”

RIPPL #6: Outspoken! Delivery – Heavy Duty Components

Established in 2005, Outspoken are a company based in Cambridge which uses cargo bikes and trikes to deliver a number of different services in innovative ways. They are currently the biggest cargo bike courier company in the UK. In 2014, Outspoken couriers rode over 100,000 miles (160,000+ kms), saving 45 tonnes of CO2 emissions. In fact, so innovative and so varied are the methods used by Outspoken that there will be a number of RIPPL posts about the company, of which this is the first.

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RIPPL #4: Lastenrad Stuttgart – Cargo Bike Sharing

Lastenrad Stuttgart offers free cargo bike borrowing for anyone in Stuttgart. The project currently offers 5 cargo bikes and 4 cargo trailers with pedelecsThey work with different stations, for example health centers, cafés or district centresThe project is financed mainly through crowd sourcing and donations from people who borrow the bikes and trailers. All bikes and trailers can be booked via the website.  Continue reading “RIPPL #4: Lastenrad Stuttgart – Cargo Bike Sharing”

RIPPL #2: FoodLogica – Last Mile Food Delivery

Amsterdam based startup Foodlogica began trading in 2014; conducting last mile food deliveries  around the city with two e-trikes. Clients’ food is delivered to the edge of the city and Foodlogica take it the rest of the way. After a trial period beginning in June 2014, the company was launched in September that same year. Continue reading “RIPPL #2: FoodLogica – Last Mile Food Delivery”