Your cycling fallacy is…
“If cycling infrastructure is installed, shops won’t be able to take delivery of their stock”
It is possible to move goods easily across a well-designed cycleway. Parking bays are located outside the cycleway, and loading takes place across it. This happens routinely on all main roads in the Netherlands and Denmark. It’s even happening now in towns and cities in other countries where cycling infrastructure has been built.
Furthermore, pedestrianised areas place severe restrictions on vehicular access, yet still manage to maintain vibrant shopping and business districts. Generally they are able to do so by coordinating delivery times, sharing delivery vehicles, making deliveries using smaller vehicles (or even cargo bikes), or by making deliveries out of hours.
- Sustainable city logistics in ʼs-Hertogenbosch from BicycleDutch
- Boozy Floating Unloading from The Ranty Highwayman
- Kerbside Activity from As Easy as Riding a Bike
- Sustainable city logistics on YouTube Show video