Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, Smart Sandyford, and bike sharing operator Bleeper have launched a pilot project which will enable businesses based in the county to trial eCargo bikes for the delivery of their products or services to clients.
The project will give local businesses access to electric or eCargo bikes at a discounted rate, enabling them to replace delivery/ service trips which would otherwise have been taken by car or by van with more sustainable means.
The pilot scheme, which is set to begin in June, will run for an initial six month period (June-November 2021), and is now open for applications. Any business based in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown, that can also provide secure off-street storage for an eCargo bike, is welcome to apply.
The pedal-assist eCargo bikes will be available to businesses at a discounted rate of €100 per month. The bikes have a cargo carrying capacity of 60kg, with a battery which can last for up to 160km and can be fully recharged in 6 hours.
The Council will work with businesses that sign up to help rebrand the eCargo Bikes for their business so it will act as promotion as well as sustainable deliveries.