IN CONVERSATION WITH JOS SLUIJSMANS

IN CONVERSATION WITH JOS SLUIJSMANS

#WORLD CAR FREE DAY

Jos Sluijsmans is the 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. After working as an interpreter and translator in Spanish for ten years and practicing law for eight years during early stages of his career, Jos Sluijsmans ventured into cycling business and launched Fietsdiensten.nl in 2004. He started as a bike messenger and delivered organic and local food to restaurants by cargo bike. Jos also gave cycling lessons to people with physical and mental challenges.

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ICE CREAM TRIKE

ICE CREAM TRIKE

STREET CYCLIST OF MUMBAI.

Sanjay Sharma a thirty eight year old man living in Mumbai arrives at Carter Road, Bandra to sell ice creams. He is seen at the same spot everyday from 9 pm to 3 am servicing local tourists and people who visit the area for night walks. Families travelling in cars and motorbikes often stop by to eat ice creams with their children. His bright red tricycle can easily be seen from far as he mostly prefers to stand under a street lamp.

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WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY

WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY

Street cycling in Mumbai is all about logistics but not on cargo bikes. Workers on a bicycle ship various types of goods and those includes newspapers, bakery items, cement bags, gas cans, water cans, plants, paper cartons, TV sets, water tanks, furniture, milk, ice creams,  ice slabs, vegetables, coconuts, lunch boxes, food, clothing, machinery and much beyond one can think off. The career on the bicycle plays a crucial role in bearing majority of the load.

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POTENTIAL OF E-CARGO BIKES IN INDIA

POTENTIAL OF E-CARGO BIKES IN INDIA

On the busy streets of Mumbai there is a section of people who use bicycles as a primary mode of transport. In fact, they are independent transporters who move goods around the city on a bicycle. You will easily spot them bearing all kind of loads dressed in simple clothing throughout the day. Majority of those cyclists are men who operate wearing a shirt, trouser, shorts and slippers.

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