Car? No! Cargo! – Cargo bikes have advanced in recent years. Nowadays, they can carry bulk, as well as items that require refrigeration. The European Sperm Bank in Copenhagen uses a bike to transport sperm samples across town.
Car? No! Cargo! – The sperm bike utilizes a nitrogen tank cooled to -320 degrees F.
Car? No! Cargo! – Many bikes can handle loads of up to 250kg (550 pounds). Courier company Outspoken Delivery. in Cambridge, England, is able to carry 100 packages at a time.
Car? No! Cargo! – Several delivery companies, including DHL, Parcelforce and TNT, have integrated cargo bikes into their business models, often using them to transport goods the first and last mile of a journey.
Car? No! Cargo! – French cookie company Michel & Augustin has launched the 100 Triporteurs (or cargo bikes) project in the city of Boulogne-Billancourt, just outside Paris. In hopes of encouraging more families to take up the cargo bike, it is offering subsidized bikes to the town's citizens, who can purchase one for €1,000 ($1,367) instead of the usual €2,600 ($3,555).
Car? No! Cargo! – According to EU-funded initiative CycleLogists, over 90% of all grocery trips could be made via bicycle. CycleLogistics is striving to get cargo bikes to replace vehicles throughout European cities.
Car? No! Cargo! – As cargo bikes become more prevalent in European cities, people are routinely relying less on cars to transport heavy and cumbersome items.
Car? No! Cargo! – CycleLogistics believes that if enough people switch to bikes for their transport needs, road congestion could be cut by 30%