City Changer Cargo Bike
Astrid Karoline Oftedal, Bymiljøetaten (Agency for Urban Environment)
Karvesvingen 3, 0579 OSLO
The project will use innovative tools to get more people to use cargo bikes, and help establish favourable framework conditions for cargo bikes in urban areas of the city. The project will also raise awareness about cargo bikes among a large number of stakeholders. The goal is to reduce local traffic loads and air pollution, increase traffic safety, and help the city use public space more efficiently.
The large scale introduction and application of cargo bikes in urban areas has shown to be a game changer for cities: the image of cycling improves; general levels of cycling increase (both for freight and passengers); urban space is used more efficiently. At the same time air quality, traffic safety levels and quality of life of citizens improve.
However, the prevalence of cargo bikes in European cities is still scarce, and their full potential has not been achieved in any European city. The City Changer Cargo Bike-project aims to change this and increase and accelerate take-up. The project takes the very best cargo bike implementation examples, contexts and expertise in Europe and transfers these on a large scale and in the best way possible to new cities and contexts.
The project is based on the potential of cargo bikes to replace:
• 25 per cent of commercial deliveries in cities
• 50 per cent of commercial service and maintenance trips
• 77 per cent of private trips such as shopping or leisure trips
The City Of Oslo
The City of Oslo participates in the project as a follower city.
Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilitaet - Austrian Mobility Research FGM, Copenhagenize APS, European Cyclists' Federation ASBL, European Cycle Logistics Federation, Politechnika Krakowska, Cambridgeshire County Council, Ayuntamiento de Donostia San Sebastian, Gemeente Utrecht, Stad Mechelen, Camara Municipal de Lisboa, Eurometropole de Strasbourg, Centro de Estudios Ambientales, Municipality of Alba Iulia, Grad Dubrovnik, Comune di Rimini, Miasto Gdynia, Obshtina Varna, Dimos Drama, Messenger a.s.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769086. The contents of this website are the sole responsibility of the City of Oslo and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the European Union or the Research Executive Agency.