Technological advancements in automotive and transportation sector has paved the way for vehicles running on alternate sources of energy. Governments are encouraging manufacturers to produce and sell efficient substitutes of fuel based vehicles such as electric cargo bikes.

Electric cargo bikes provide an innovative and disruptive technology in the Urban logistics and transportation business. They are emission-free, environmentally friendly and low-noise vehicles.

To meet climate commitments, countries are taking measures to regulate use of fuel based vehicles, and offering attractive subsidies and incentives for hybrids and electric cargo bikes to boost the market.

‘The global electric cargo bikes market is estimated to reach US$ 1,095.2 Mn by the end of 2026’ quoted in a study done by Persistence Market Research.

To manage the surge in use of cargo bikes in various segments, the future demands adequate planning and creating systems, facilities to meet infrastructure challenges such as safe cycle lanes, secure parking zones, repair shops etc.

“Planning Cargo Bike Hub” is a conceptual guide meant for municipalities and related experts involved in the planning of transportation hubs for urban logistics.

Commenting on the release of the new Cycle Logistics manual Jos Sluijmans, Director of International Cargo Bike Festival (ICBF), Co-founder of Dutch Bicycle Center and member of the Dutch Cycling Embassy and European Cycle Logistics Federation said –

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“Planning of Cargo Bike Hubs” is an amazing well documented and complete handbook on cycle logistics for municipal planners. Apart from the courier, express and parcel market it will also be of great value for service logistics, i.e. technical maintenance and repair services.”


Why read this report?

This report will upskill you with basics of cycle logistics and guide you in creating a blueprint for planning a hub with your municipality.

This document will also enhance your knowledge to make recommendations, form a long term view about conditions for cycle logistics and speak the right language.

The report covers exhaustive analysis on the planning process of cargo bike shipments, components of planning and best practices.

Despite the economical and environmental advantages of cargo bikes, there is little knowledge that could enable successful implementation and scaling of pilot projects.

This document fills the knowledge gap and will aid in kick starting a new trend of planning a city for cargo bikes.


Who can benefit from this report?

  • Manufacturers
  • Transport and city planners
  • Logistic companies
  • Education and Research Institutes
  • Suppliers and Buyers
  • Emerging businesses
  • Investors
  • Professional consultants


Download the manual using this link: PLANNING OF CARGO BIKE HUBS



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Author: Vijay Malhotra, Mumbai

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