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Dublin City to expand its cargo bicycle for business pilot project

Dublin City Council is to expand is cargo bicycle for business project to another six months and a future 10 cargo bikes to be offered to businesses.

According to an update to councillors, the council said that it’s ‘Cargobikes for Business’ pilot project will offer more businesses the opportunity to try using cargo bicycles.

The council said: “Dublin City Council and bike sharing operator Bleeper are progressing well on the e-cargobike for business pilot project. The project gives businesses access to e-cargobikes at a discounted rate, enabling them to replace trips which would otherwise have been taken by car or by van.”

The council said that the pedal-assist electric cargo bicycles are available to businesses at a discounted rate of €100 per month. The bikes have a carrying capacity of 60kg, and a battery which can last for up to 160km and can be fully recharged in 6 hours.

The council added: “The project has been so successful that an extension of the project has been agreed. The timeframe has been increased to allow for a further 10 opportunities to be provided to qualifying businesses. To date over 20 ecargobikes have been delivered to successful participants, and 34 businesses have made applications.”

Although, Paddy Byrne, owner of Life Pharmacy, joined in with the crowdfunding the court case against the Strand Road cycle route trial, he has become an advocate for cargo bikes for business after taking part in the Dublin City Council scheme: is reader-funded journalism. That means it's funded by readers like you.

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