Author Topic: Share and Enjoy (bike and car sharing)  (Read 863 times)

quixoticgeek

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Share and Enjoy (bike and car sharing)
« on: 31 July, 2021, 11:38:16 pm »
I know Kim is a big fan of a car share scheme in Birmingham, and I think I've mentioned on here that I use Greenwheels in .NL on the few occasions I have to get stuff from IKEA big stuff that I can't fit on the Brompton.

I discovered that Cargoroo have started doing e-cargo bikes in the Amsterdam area. For now it's only in an affluent area in the south of the city, but it's within cycling distance, so I can ride over on the Brompton, stick it in the box, and go do my errands. It's €4.20 an hour. I've just got through the verification process. I'm hoping to give it a go for some errands next weekend. I'll let you know how it gets on.

J
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Share and Enjoy (bike and car sharing)
« Reply #1 on: 01 August, 2021, 12:57:43 pm »
Interesting idea, as a cargo bike is a big outlay and difficult to store, for something you might only use a couple of times a week.
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The company is attempting to capture three niches in the urban mobility landscape which it says are not being filled by the current offering: families with children, small business owners who need to transport small volumes of stock, or anyone hauling a heavy load.

“There are lots of solutions for individual transport, but nothing if you have two to three kids or lots of groceries”, says Jaron Borensztajn, the company’s co-founder.

So far, 70% of trips with Cargoroo have transported kids. Normally, these journeys are round-trips lasting around four hours. “People will go somewhere, park, and then head home,” says Borensztajn.
https://sifted.eu/articles/cargoroo-ecargo-bikes-startup/
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