Cargo Bike Accelerator Projects

 

We are passionate about cargo bikes and believe they should be widely recognised as a mainstream solution for local deliveries, as they have the opportunity to play a key role in achieving a sustainable future for freight and logistics.

Cargo bikes are a greener, more efficient, and healthier option for local deliveries than vans. They are cheaper than vans to run, have zero tail-pipe emissions, can cut through traffic, and the largest models have a surprising capacity of up to 400kg.

To date, we have delivered award-winning projects with local councils, businesses and charities, working across the UK, from Brighton to Manchester. We work to accelerate cargo bike uptake, helping to reduce air pollution and encourage more sustainable methods of transport.

Bikes for Business

Funded by Impact on Urban Health and delivered in partnership with several South London Business Improvement Districts (BIDs), we worked with businesses along London’s Low Line in SE1, SE16 and SE17, to switch van and car trips to cargo bikes. Throughout the project we supported charities, the NHS, large corporations, and SMEs.

With a wide network of cargo bike couriers and retailers, we paired businesses with the right service or retailer to help project participants access the right service for their needs.

Business grants were provided to help companies purchase their own cargo bike, use a cargo bike courier for a trial period or access services delivered by cargo bikes (such as window washing and electricians).

What did participants think of the project?

You’ll find it [cargo bike] one of the most valuable things that you have in your workplace.
James Roach, Architect and Director, Roach Matthews

Read our case studies and interviews to find out how using a cargo bike benefitted their business. Hear from Roach Matthews, La Grotta Ices, Howard Kennedy and Autumn Animals.

Cargo bikes cycling in Bank, London.

Brighton & Hove eCargo Bike Accelerator Project

After writing Brighton & Hove City Council’s successful funding application for 12 cargo bikes and a trailer, we assisted the council in launching their eCargo Bike Accelerator Project.

The project was designed to help businesses to revolutionise the way they transport and collect goods either by purchasing their own cargo bike or using a courier.

Businesses received advice and subsidies to trial and purchase cargo bikes as well as shift deliveries to a cargo bike-based courier.

Throughout the project, as new businesses bought cargo bikes, we were able to offer more subsidised services delivered by cargo bikes, such as plumbing, electrical support and wholesale coffee. 

Award-winning gin distillery, Brighton Gin, took part in the project and bought their own cargo bike to make their deliveries in the local area.”. 

Find out more about our work with Brighton & Hove in our project case study.

“Working with MP Smarter Travel on the Brighton & Hove City Council eCargo Bike Accelerator Project was an absolute pleasure and delivery of this project was first-rate, even during a pandemic. Project delivery, done by Oli Ivens, was superb. I was thoroughly impressed with Oli’s knowledge of the eCargo bike sector and industry.”

Daniel Bianco, Brighton & Hove City Council

Brighton and Hove cargo bike.

How we can help you 

Contact our industry-leading team, we’ll help you scope out a project, distribute subsidies and guide businesses towards cargo bikes, a greener and more efficient way to operate.

For more information on our cargo bike projects, contact info@mpsmartertravel.co.uk or fill in the form below.

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