Our electric cargo bike acted as a lifeline for many in the Streatham community during lockdown.
The eco scheme was initially launched to enable small independent businesses to replace cars and vans deliveries with cycle freight thus improving Streathams’ air quality. It has since encouraged many Streatham residents to rely on local businesses and keep community spirit up during these tough times.
Since lockdown the bike has seen a significant increase in usage. Our rider has done over 600 miles of deliveries every month since March compared to 155 in February. Deliveries include prescriptions for the elderly, groceries, pet foods, DIY, plants and much more! Some businesses continued to use it as a B2B service between their stores.
“Chris is very reliable – ever so grateful especially during very challenging times. Very pleased with the service” – Shacklock Pharmacy
The BID launched the cargo bike with match funding from the Healthy Streets Fund for Businesses last summer and we are beyond delighted that the bike service was able to come into its own and serve its business community.
“The feedback from businesses that have used our cargo bike scheme has been incredibly positive. On top of all of the environmental benefits, it is much friendlier to be able to deliver a locally managed scheme where technology supports the human interactions and doesn’t replace it.” – Louise Abbotts, InStreatham BID Manager.