DHL Express is pioneering the use of cargo bikes in a pilot project in several European cities which is resulting in reduced costs, less stresses employees and saving time and distance covered.
The pilots, in Athens, Luxembourg, Vienna and Milan, were being highlighted by the European Cyclists’ Federation to European institutions, NGOs and logistics business representatives at a roundtable in the EU parliament building in Brussels, hosted by Green MEP Michael Kramer.
“Cycling in the inner city actually saves time and money,” said Arne Melse, DHL’s OPS field support specialist. “DHL has plans to expand its pilot programs in more cities and more countries. In the Netherlands alone there are 33 cargo bike run services in 19 different cities.”
The roundtable was a prelude to this forthcoming weekend’s International Cargo Bike Festival in Nijmegen, which features the second