Cargo bike delivery trial

News  |  May 13, 2021  |  Dave Bowater
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Together with Ludlow 21 Sustainable Transport Group we have launched a cargo bike delivery trial to lower Ludlow’s carbon footprint. The initial trial period is free to local businesses wanting to deliver small goods around town.

Cargo bikes have been a COVID-19 success story with towns and cities all over the UK adopting them for a wide variety of uses, including first responders, personal taxis and ‘last mile’ deliveries of goods (where goods are offloaded from much larger vehicles to smaller ones for local deliveries). They are a sustainable alternative to vans and lorries because they can negotiate narrow roads and lanes where cars and vans are banned or create danger and blockages, require minimal maintenance, are highly economical to run and very easy to park. They are non-polluting in terms of noise and carbon emissions as well as providing healthy exercise for the cyclists.

Matt Baynham, head of sustainability at Islabikes, added: “With more home deliveries than ever, and more vans clogging our streets, we are keen to improve air quality and reduce congestion in our home town”.

If the trial is successful, we hope the service will expand and become permanent, whilst providing a template for entrepreneurs in other small towns who are interested in delivering goods by bike. Are you a Ludlow-based business, and would like to find out if we can carry out delivery rounds to your customers? Please complete our contact form or give us a call on +44 (0) 1584 708 383.

When you see the bright yellow bike hauling goods, wave hello to give them a big welcome!

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