The event will take place at the Dublin City Council Civic Offices, in Dublin, on 24th June, and will explore the economic, environmental, societal and health and safety-related benefits of using cargo bikes in cities for last-mile deliveries.
According to the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) half of all motorised trips related to goods transport in EU cities could be utilised by cargo bikes. ECF believes cycle logistics could help to achieve a number of EU targets, such as reducing congestion and CO2 emissions, creating more sustainable jobs and promoting growth and innovation.
The CityChanger CargoBike project aims to build on the potential of cargo bikes and promote their usage among public, private and commercial users. The project will learn from best practice across Europe to raise awareness and support the uptake of cargo bikes and cargo bike initiatives, in a bid to foster more sustainable logistics operations, improve public spaces, engage citizens and reduce traffic congestion.
The event will bring together cycle logistics producers, operators and experts to discuss and understand the versatility and efficiency of cargo bikes. It will kick off at 8:30am with an indoor and outdoor exhibition, followed by a morning plenary and test ride opportunities. Afternoon workshops will then take place, with a concluding plenary and optional guided bike tour of Dublin rounding off the event.
Key speakers featured at the event are Kevin Mayne, CEO of Cycling Industries Europe, Martin Kabell, CEO of Copenhagenize and Richard Armitage, ECLF’s Executive Director, as well as representatives from Dublin City Council.
Six workshops will take place in the afternoon covering the following topics:
- Last-Mile Deliveries: Looking at the challenges, policy responses and opportunities
- Kick-starting the cargo bike economy
- Cargo bikes mean business: cycle logistics for service providers
- Digital innovations towards a smarter last-mile
- Cargo bike sharing schemes
- Cargo bikes mean business: cycle logistics for service providers (continued)
You can register for the event here.