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Gocycle pays employees to commute by electric bike

Folding e-bike brand Gocycle say they are the first company to introduce a scheme which will see their employees able to claim 40p for every mile e-biked to their Chessington headquarters. The company’s Surrey office employs 15 people. Gocycle founder, Richard Thorpe, wants to inspire other businesses follow suit to help tackle pollution. Gocycle say …
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Co-op online launches with e-cargo delivery in London

The Co-op is offering a new online delivery service, initially from their Kings Road store in Chelsea, utilising e-cargobikes.com. Deliveries to homes and offices within a 4 kilometre/2.5 mile radius will be made using an e-cargo bike able to use cycle lanes and navigate traffic more efficiently for doorstep deliveries within 2 hours: “A task …
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New roads should prioritise cyclists, says NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) this month advised local authorities and planners to prioritise cyclists, pedestrians and public transport use when building or upgrading roads to encourage higher levels of physical activity. Guidelines encourage safe, convenient and inclusive access for all, with measures also addressing those with limited mobility. Xavier Brice …
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‘See and be seen’: Riese & Müller announce additional safety features

Riese and Muller have announced additional safety features for 2019 models, including some models fitted with daytime running, full headlight and rear brakelights to “see and be seen.” 2019 Homage and Delite models will be fitted with ‘main beam’ front lights and rear brakelights, while all e-bike models will be fitted with daytime running front …
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Greenwich butcher cuts C02 emissions and delivery costs with eCargo

A six month trial has compared the environmental impact of deliveries made by van to those made by an electric cargo bike for one London business. Sustrans, in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich, conducted the ‘demonstration project’ to show businesses the benefits of switching delivery transport to electric cargo bikes. Using GPS tracking …
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£2m funding to increase eCargo ‘last mile’ deliveries

The government has today announced a £2m funding pot to support the uptake of eCargo bikes in the UK. Announced at Birmingham’s Zero Emission Vehicle Summit, the funding is to “help pave the way for nimble electric delivery vehicles to replace older, polluting vans – helping to improve the environment and reduce congestion.” Jesse Norman, …