Man in bright yellow jacket riding yellow delivery cargo bike with several brown box packages tied down to bike on urban street. As more companies begin to include cargo bikes in their delivery fleets, cities should build bike infrastructure that accounts for this growing form of mobility, writes Skip Descant in GovTech, noting that “As both the public and private sectors look for new answers to serve the growing demand for deliveries and the strain full-size vehicles place on traffic levels and curb management, bikes are appearing more attractive.”
Industry experts say cities can support bike delivery by creating neighborhood delivery hubs with options for package storage and e-bike charging. “Industry leaders say that as the micro-delivery-vehicle industry becomes more mainstream, logistics companies and cities will need to collaborate to create a regulatory environment that establishes cargo-bike delivery as a legitimate logistics line, while ensuring safety for operators and the public.”
FULL STORY: Build the Bike Lanes and the Delivery Bikes Will Follow
Monday, October 30, 2023 in GOVTECH.COM
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