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Cargo Bike Sharing Scheme in Stoke Newington

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:20am
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Hello there! 

We are currently exploring a possible Cargo Bike Sharing scheme in Stoke Newington and other areas of London. I'm a Stokey resident of 20 years now and know how popular these cargo bikes are in this area. 

This service would enable Cargo Bike based journeys for families (carrying 1 to 4 children) or for the transportation of cargo (upto 250kg). For example: 

• School runs 
• Transportation for after school clubs 
• Journeys where there is no / difficult public transport option 

At the moment, we think this would operate similar to other bike sharing schemes operating in London (e.g. Santander Cycles, Lime Bikes, Mobike, UBER Jump) but focused on the transportation of cargo (e.g. a weekly supermarket shop) and for use by families (transporting children). 

Cargo bikes are one possible solution with benefits including: 
• Reducing short, local car journeys (leading to reduced air pollution and congestion) and promoting sustainable transport. 
• Carrying signficant cargo (upto 250kg) 

Cargo bikes also have a high cost of ownership and are difficult and bulky to store especially in flats and Victorian terraced housing. A Cargo Bike sharing scheme would make cargo bikes accessible to many more local people. 

It is absolutely vital that we get feedback from local residents (and other parties) to assess whether or not this could provide a valuable and worthwhile service to the community. 

If you are interested to find out more and be the first to know about any updates. Please register your interest here: 

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If you know anyone who may be interested in this service, please feel free to share! Thank you. 

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