|Authors:||Tale Ørving, Grunde Haraldsson Wesenberg, Christian Weber, Sidsel Ahlmann Jensen|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1432-4|
The aim of this evaluation has been to identify the potential of using electric cargo bikes in goods distribution. The evaluation is based on experiences from DHL Express in Oslo and DB Schenker in Oslo and Bergen. In addition, the evaluation contributes with knowledge of how the public sector can facilitate the use of cargo bikes in urban goods transport. The results indicate that cargo bikes have the potential to be suitable means of transport in urban goods distribution, but that several conditions must be fulfilled. The cargo bike is flexible in traffic and can perform more optimal routes than a delivery van. The cargo bike, on the other hand, has limitations on load capacity, range and speed. Good planning of goods sorting, as well as access to urban transshipment locations, is crucial to the success of cargo bike distribution.