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Can cargo bikes change supply vans?

Keep in mind, throughout lockdown, how all of us acquired obsessive about ordering every little thing on-line and having it delivered proper to our doorsteps? Yeah, seems that isn’t going away anytime quickly — and we’re beginning to perceive the various downsides. The supply vans that make our next-day transport desires come true are driving up CO2 emissions whereas making our streets extra crowded and fewer secure.

Luckily, there’s a hero ready within the wings: the e-cargo bike. Not solely can these unhealthy boys ship packages in city environments simply as shortly (and generally quicker) than supply vans, they take up far much less house and are a lot much less prone to trigger pedestrian deaths. Firms like Amazon, DHL, and UPS are utilizing them in a number of European cities, however American cities haven’t adopted go well with.

On this video, we discover why that’s, and lay out a number of the huge steps American cities would want to take to hitch the e-bike supply revolution.

This episode is introduced by Delta. Delta doesn’t have a say in our editorial choices, however they make movies like this doable. For extra data, go to www.delta.com/sustainability.

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