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Businesses invited to work with Council to develop shared eCargo bike scheme this Bike Week

1 June 2021

Richmond Council is inviting local businesses to get in touch to help the Council to shape its shared eCargo bike scheme.  

The shared eCargo Bike scheme will be ideally suited for local businesses and organisations who would like to benefit from an eCargo bike but who may have issues with storage space, concerns about costs, or be unsure as to whether it will meet their needs.   

ECargo bikes have storage space onboard that can replace some journeys currently carried out by vehicles across the borough, often reducing journey times for short trips. The use of eCargo bikes can also help reduce emissions and improve local air quality.  

To express your interest in the shared eCargo bike scheme, or if you have any questions, contact transportation@richmond.gov.uk by Wednesday 30 June 2021.  

Bike Week 2021 takes place from Sunday 30 May to Saturday 5 June.  

Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Chair of the Transport and Air Quality Committee, said:  

“There are a number of town centres across the borough that have serious issues with air pollution. We are encouraging local businesses and organisations to make the switch from polluting delivery vans to eCargo bikes.  

“By making the switch you will be helping to reduce traffic on our roads and improve air quality across the borough. Switching to eCargo bikes will make both environmental and financial sense to you and your organisation.”   

This week is Bike Week and Richmond Council is encouraging residents to get into the saddle and enjoy the many benefits of cycling. This year’s theme is health and wellbeing with cycling providing a great way to help residents keep fit and stay active. 

Up to: June 2021

Updated: 1 June 2021