The government wants to develop the use of “cargo bikes”


According to information from Parisian, the government will devote 12 million euros to extend the use of “cargo bikes”.

The “cargo bikesAre more numerous in town. And the trend will continue. According to information from the Parisian, the Minister of Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili, who this Monday will be visiting Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) in the Synchronicity bicycle delivery platform plans to present her “cyclo-logistics plan. ” An ambitious plan to clean the air in our cities. An envelope of 12 million euros of public money will be invested.

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“Internet orders are not just a click away. Behind there is a whole chain; however, deliveries account for 25% of carbon-intensive trips in city centers, and 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. You have to trim the fat and quickly! »Thus specifies to Parisian Maxime Ducoulombier, co-founder of Synchronicity. In detail, this plan provides in all cities with low emission zones (ZFE), which impose traffic restrictions on old diesels or the most polluting vehicles, a “cargo bike boost“.

In practice, it is a subsidy that can be paid for each package delivered by bicycle. “The idea is not to put cyclo-logistics on a drip but to prime the pump»Explains, still in The Parisian Quitterie Chapron, which is in charge of the development and implementation of this device tested since last year in four territories (Angers, Reims, Paris Est Marne et Bois, Grenoble). “If it works well, the device is intended to be renewed, as was the case for the bicycle aid (Editor’s note: check to repair our old biclous), renewed twice. The envelope has increased from 20 to 80 million euros, ”we promise the Ministry of Ecological Transition.

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