Slick, fast, and undeniably urban chic, VanMoof e-bikes boast enough technical features to rival even the most city-friendly commuter car. With global initiatives to encourage sustainable commutes in the post-pandemic era, electric bicycles could be the way to reclaim our cities from cars for good.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upheaved societies around the world – perhaps permanently. There’s an acknowledgement that everyday life will have to change post-lockdown to avoid further outbreaks, but could this transition also present a chance to usher in a fairer, greener, and less lonely future?
As the UK emerges from COVID-19 lockdown, public transport capacity is set to be severely limited to reduce the risk of further infection. But is a surge in private car journeys inevitable? Or could the post-pandemic world present a new opportunity to encourage greener, healthier commutes?
Families, small businesses, and individuals who need to transport heavy loads are broadly neglected by existing micro-mobility solutions. By enabling rental by the hour, Cargoroo allows them to enjoy the benefits of e-cargo bike travel, which include carbon efficiency, exercise, and convenience.
With lockdown easing and more people needing to use transport again, the Scottish government has allowed the free use of bike-share services for a limited amount of time. The scheme aims to encourage a greener approach to travel in the hopes of making cycling a habit for citydwellers.