In order for carrier cycle containers to be integrated into standard logistics processes in a similar way to swap trucks for bodies, the topic of containerization is becoming increasingly important. In the course of the current standardization process of carrier cycle containers, the working group Technology & Standardization of the German Cycle Logistics Association (RLVD) e.V. has drafted a questionnaire for the standardization of a carrier cycle container for multi-track, commercially used carrier cycles.
LEVA-EU supports this initiative because the information is also highly relevant for the ongoing European standardization process. Last year, CEN TC 333 – Cycles has launched the new working group 9 on (e)carrier cycles. LEVA-EU has three experts who are actively contributing to this work. The replies to the questionnaire will be a welcome contribution to the work of WG9 as well.
The result of the survey is intended to clarify whether different people from the carrier cycle sector are rather in favour of or against standardization of carrier cycle containers. If there is a tendency to favour standardization, we would also like to uncover the most accurate requirements for such standardization of carrier cycle containers. The survey will be analyzed within the RLVD as well as in a master’s thesis on the topic “Standardization and regulation needs for the commercial use of multi-track carrier cycle sectors for sustainable urban logistics”.
The questionnaire includes 19 questions to be answered either as multiple-choice questions (with one or more choices), a short text, or using a scale from 0 to 9. The completion time of this survey is approximately 10 to 15 minutes. For the success of the survey, it is helpful if you fill out the questionnaire completely and answer all questions.
Participation in the survey is possible until October 24, 2021. After evaluating the results, we will send them to interested parties who provide their e-mail address at the end of the survey.
Sebastian Bächer & Magdalena Zech on behalf of RLVD