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Cyclelogistics – Moving Europe Forward

By Jan Christiaens / Updated: 01 Aug 2014
The European-wide project Cyclelogistics has recently started. The consortium has launched its website and organised focus groups in Graz, Bristol and Koprivnica.
Cyclelogistics aims to implement the use of cargo bikes in cities by including local authorities, craftspeople, businesses and private individuals. The two focus groups that were launched in Graz in September and October 2011 have shown that there is great interest from the city council as well as from bicycle couriers and businesses. During the focus groups, a variety of different stakeholders and target groups discussed how to make the use of cargo bikes more attractive and successful. The legal obstacles and ways by which the city could support cargo bikes were also a vital part of the discussions. At the end of both meetings, the majority of participants (over 80%) stated that they were satisfied with the focus group and that they would be willing to use cargo bikes in the future.

The next step in achieving the project goal is the Living Laboratory, where potential users can try out different cargo bikes for 2-3 weeks to determine which model will fit best their needs. In Graz, several focus group participants have already confirmed that they will trial the Living Laboratory in the upcoming weeks. Furthermore, the Cyclelogistics website went live in November 2011. It provides information about the various project partners, their fields of activity and current events.

Source: FGM (in German)
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