E-cargo bike rental scheme for businesses

Closed 9 Jul 2022

Opened 11 Apr 2022


To reach the mayor’s intended goal of 80% use of sustainable travel by 2041 we are conducting this survey to assess whether an electric cargo (e-cargo) bike would be beneficial for you. We want to hear from interested business owners on how they operate and how an e-cargo bike could be used within their company.  

What is an e-cargo bike?

An e-cargo bike is an electric pedal-assisted bike with storage space on it which can hold up to 100kg. E-cargo bikes provide a multiplicity of benefits, including reduced fuel, maintenance, and parking costs. With zero emissions, it is not only beneficial for the environment, but also one's physical health. 

This also makes them effective for a variety of business models including companies with delivery or courier services. They can be used as service vehicles for technicians such as electricians, plumbers or even yoga teachers. Postal services and consolidation centres have also seen an increasing use of cargo bikes for their activities.  

The Try Before You Bike Scheme

This survey is affiliated with the council’s Try Before You Bike scheme in partnership with Peddle my Wheels, which allows you to try an e-cargo bike FREE for a month. If you wish to keep using the bike, you can continue paying a monthly fee until you own it, or buy it at a discounted price. The scheme is available to those who live, work or study in Hounslow. For more information about the scheme please contact traffic@hounslow.gov.uk

What happens next

What happens next?

Thank you for contributing to the survey. Your answers will be used to help us improve our Try Before You Bike scheme, promote the usage of e-cargo bikes on a long term scale, and finally, aid us in developing future initiatives encouraging sustainable travel. A final report of our findings will be uploaded onto this page.


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