Cargo bike boom: What‘s in it for the cycling industry and sustainable transport?


Simultaneous Translation GER-GB; GB-GER

Date Sept. 2, 2021, 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location Berlin & Paris, Conference Center East

The market for cargo bikes is growing at pace. This is what the European Cargo Bike Industry survey shows, the results of which will be presented in the panel discussion. The European Green Deal as well as national and municipal funding programmes (e.g. buyers’ premiums) are creating conditions for further growth. At the same time, the cargo bike boom raises issues of regulation, infrastructure and social access.  

Arne Behrensen,

Arne Behrensen studied politics in Berlin and has worked for a member of the German parliament as well as an international NGO. In 2013, he moved to VCD, the association for sustainable mobility, as a manager of the project “Lasten auf die Räder”, providing information on cargo bikes. In 2015 he launched the blog and set up as a self-employed cargo bike expert without any affiliations to producers or dealers. The end of 2020 saw the foundation of the company GmbH. Arne Behrensen lives and works in Berlin.


Kevin Mayne

Cycling Industries Europe

Kevin is the Chief Executive of Cycling Industries Europe which is a partner of the European CityChangerCargoBike project and coordinator of the European Cargo Bike Expert Group. Prior to joining CIE he worked as Development Director at European Cyclists’ Federation where he was responsible for relations with the bicycle industry, fundraising and communications. Kevin is a lifelong cyclist who started work in cycling after holding senior positions in international food companies including Cadbury Schweppes, Coca Cola and Kraft Foods.


Burkhard Stork

German Bicycle Industry Association - ZIV (Zweirad-Industrie-Verband), CEO

Burkhard Stork was born and raised in the bicycle city of Münster. After studying in Frankfurt and Tübingen, he worked in the management of various associations and advocacy organizations. After intermediate positions in the field of culture and health care, he has been working in bikes and cycling since 2011. From 2011 to spring 2021 as national director of the German Cyclist’s Association ADFC since then as CEO of the Association of the German Bicycle Industry, ZIV (Zweirad-Industrie-Verband).

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Cargo bike boom: What‘s in it for the cycling industry and sustainable transport?

Region: Berlin & Paris, Conference Center East

Sept. 2, 2021, 10 a.m. - Sept. 2, 2021, 10:45 a.m.
, Berlin & Paris, Conference Center East

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