It is an inspiring dream image of the future, but also a vision that is slowly turning into reality. The use of human-powered vehicles in urban distribution is increasing, but how should we adapt the city to accommodate these newcomers?
Students from the Dutch Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences have carried out the project ‘Cargobikes in Rotterdam’. They conducted research on the infrastructural consequences and possibilities for using cargobikes for urban distribution in Rotterdam.
Students, lecturers, experts and the business community within the field of Light (Electric) Freight Vehicles (LEFV) joined forces to formulate the necessary adjustments to fit cargobikes in the current street ecosystem, taking into account all stakeholders who make use of the streets in the inner city. The students present their report and finding on their weblog: http://www.cargobikesinrotterdam.nl/.
The students won the Best Research award at the Seminar City Logistics: LEVV Battle Amsterdam versus Rotterdam January 2018.