Mikkel Bentsen is an industrial designer living in Nuuk, Greenland. He is developing a lightweight aluminium e-cargo bike which is designed to cope with the extremes of temperature and terrain found in the country, whilst still being able to carry a load of 150kg. Continue reading “RIPPL #5: AsasarA Cargobikes – Designing for Winter”
Lastenrad Stuttgart offers free cargo bike borrowing for anyone in Stuttgart. The project currently offers 5 cargo bikes and 4 cargo trailers with pedelecs. They work with different stations, for example health centers, cafés or district centres. The 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”
Plattsalat is an organic food cooperative with three independent shops using cargo bikes and cargo trailers for logistics. It is part of a local non-profit cargo bike sharing system called Lastenrad-Stuttgart. Most of the time the cargo bikes can be borrowed by the public via the website. Continue reading “RIPPL #3: Plattsalat – 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”
Cyclehoop is a cycle parking company based in South East London. The company works with several of London’s 33 local authorities, or boroughs.
Among Cyclehoop’s most successful products are Bikehangars and public bike pumps and because these products have moving parts, regular maintenance is required. Continue reading “RIPPL #1: Cyclehoop – Maintenance Bike”