Waste materials are an underused resource in the construction of Europe’s roads

Source Science for Environment Policy - Recycled waste material could play a major role in the construction of roads in Europe, bringing both environmental and economic benefits. A new study proposes a scenario where 50% of the asphalt for Europe’s roads consists of recycled materials, leading to significant reductions in costs, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. According [...]

City of Stockholm opens up public procurement for cargo bikes

Source Jeppe D Larssen - The CEO of MoveByBike writes: "Our dialogue and lobby with the city of Stockholm to remove truck-specific rules from the city's public procurement worked. In a new procurement regarding food-delivery for schools they added something like "does no apply for bikes" in Swedish. Also they split up the different schools so [...]

DHL launches 2 cargocycle projects

Source Francisco Luciano - Wednesday 1 March, two pilot projects were launched by DHL Express in Frankfurt, Germany and Utrecht, Holland. In each city, two Armadillos (called Cubicycles within DHL), four City Containers and a custom City Container trailer (called City Hub within DHL) were taken into operation. http://velove.se/city-containers-new-pilot-dhl-express-frankfurt-utrecht/ More than 40 German newspapers covered [...]

DPD to expand electric cargo bike trials in Germany

Source Daniel Symons in Postal and Parcel Technology International Parcel and express delivery provider DPD Germany is looking to expand the use of its electrically assisted transport bikes following a successful trial in the city of Nuremberg, Germany. Deployed in December 2016, the three bikes primarily deliver to private consignees in the districts of Glockenhof, Steinbühel, [...]

The Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) and the urban mobility SOLUTIONS network are calling for cities from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America to become involved as leading city, take-up city or training participants

The SOLUTIONS network and the UEMI are looking for take-up cities to work together on the implementation of sustainable urban mobility measures. This is part of a new partnership with the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) and the European Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVI) as part of the EU-funded project FUTURE-RADAR. As part of an effort to deliver [...]

4th European Cycle Logistics Federation Conference, Vienna, Austria – 20/21 March 2017

Annick Roetynck, AVERE Policy Manager for Light Electric Vehicles at AVERE, the European Electromobility Association  is presenting at the European Cycle Logistics Federation Conference in Vienna, Austria on 20/21 March 2017 (http://eclf.bike/vienna17/index.html). She will be talking about rules and regulations governing cargo bikes in Europe. The conference will showcase best practice in cycle logistics, highlight [...]

Register of Initiatives in Pedal Powered Logistics (RIPPL)

Fietsdiensten.nl are carrying out an inquiry into the best practices in cycle logistics in Europe. Nationally and internationally there are many initiatives concerning (e-)cargo bikes for clean city logistics. Sharing examples of best practice will help the development of cycle logistics in general, so we would like to hear from you. The link to the survey is [...]