Recap CARGO AREA 2021
All about Cargo bikes
Cargo bikes are not only an effective means of transport for families and businesses. They are also a symbol of the green transformation in the transport sector. The German general election campaign saw vigorous discussion surrounding their financial support. In 2020, more than 100,000 cargo bikes were sold in Germany for the first time – most of them with an electric drive.
In the supporting programme CARGO AREA @ EUROBIKE ACADEMY, trade visitors discussed the issues that concern the sector with four panels made up of prominent experts. What is needed for a large-scale shift from family car to cargo bike? What is the situation concerning safety standards, sharing services and market growth? Here you can find the video recordings.
Two Eurobike Awards went to the CARGO AREA, underlining the potential of cargo bikes for the move towards a more ecological traffic policy. The first was an innovative toolbox that turns the single-lane Urban Arrow Craft from the Netherlands into a zippy utility vehicle for tradespeople and service technicians. The second, the ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre four-wheeled SUM-X from Italian newcomer One Less Van has a cargo space of up to two cubic metres for efficient pedal-powered parcel delivery.
In the supporting programme CARGO BIKE @ EUROBIKE ACADEMY trade visitors discussed the issues that concern the sector with four panels made up of prominent experts. What is needed for a large-scale shift from family car to cargo bike? What is the situation concerning safety standards, sharing services and market growth? Here you can find the video recordings.
EUROBIKE INSIGHTS CARGO BIKES
Outlook CARGO AREA 2022
No cars, more Cargobikes: Die CARGO AREA @ EUROBIKE is being expanded
“Since 2018, we have been offering the young and dynamic cargo bike sector an international shop window through the CARGO AREA. At EUROBIKE 2022 in Frankfurt, we will be selectively expanding the CARGO AREA and upgrading it to a networking platform,” announces EUROBIKE Show Director Dirk Heidrich.
Attractive exhibition opportunities
The indoor EUROBIKE CARGO AREA in Frankfurt will have a direct connection to the test circuit – ideal for trial rides. A new comprehensive package for cargo bike start-ups at special conditions with a curated joint exhibition stand will enable them to have a presence in the CARGO AREA without the need for their own personnel on the stand.
Supporting programme focus
In addition to specialist events under the umbrella CARGO BIKE@EUROBIKE ACADEMY, cargo bikes will also be a main focus of the high-profile mobility congress to mark the start of the trade fair in Frankfurt. Evening cargo bike excursions will offer an opportunity for networking in a relaxed atmosphere and a chance to become familiar with the Frankfurt cargo bike scene. Finally, a further highlight in the festival days will be a cargo bike race.
To reinforce the topic of cargo bikes
EUROBIKE is extending its cooperation with the Berlin-based think-and-do tank cargobike.jetzt. “EUROBIKE in Frankfurt is the place to be for the cargo bike sector,” explains cargobike.jetzt founder Arne Behrensen. “Messe Frankfurt is an international top address with a distinguished automotive tradition. And in the streets of the city, the cargo bike revolution is already in full swing. We’re looking forward to Frankfurt!”
Whether Long John, rickshaw or velocar – transporting people and goods by bike is bang on-trend. The large number of options and concepts is increasingly diverse. User rates are on the up in both town and country. The CARGO AREA at EUROBIKE presents a detailed overview of all the latest developments on this trend topic with expert presentations and podium discussions.
Cargo bikes are on the increase across Europe. According to a survey by City Changer Cargo Bike, sales were up by 60 per cent in 2019, with ongoing further growth of 53 per cent expected for 2020. The move to sustainable transport and the Corona crisis have also boosted cargo bike sales both for private and business use. This has led to an increase in providers, more products and constantly-improving technology. The EUROBIKE CARGO AREA gives you a clear overview of the latest developments and new models.
STANDARDS & SAFETY
Due to their heavier loads, cargo bike frames and components have to be to withstand greater strain. Uniform standards mean greater safety. In Germany, a new DIN standard covering the requirements for cargo bikes was introduced at the beginning of the year. Work on a European-wide ruling is still in progress. In addition, component manufacturers are bringing special cargo products to market, such as brakes and tyres. Find out more about the latest developments.
Sharing is becoming more and more interesting both for private and commercial suppliers. The German government is now supporting this topic with a number of model community projects. It’s important to obtain good advice on how to set up such a scheme. The CARGO AREA provides regions and local municipalities a platform to collect ideas for their own ideas and projects. Around Lake Constance itself, there are a number of model projects and exciting initiatives – maybe they could be a source of inspiration for other regional or local community projects? Come and find out for yourself!
Earlier this year, the German government changed the road traffic regulations (StVO) to clarify the situation for transporting passengers. Passengers may be carried on bicycles designed for the purpose, providing they are equipped with a suitable seat. This is particularly interesting for older people. These new possibilities are bringing new players to the market. In turn, these companies are offering new and innovative transport solutions. In addition to the well-known rickshaw and velocars, longtail cargo bikes are increasingly conquering the streets. The CARGO AREA will be presenting all the new concepts and talking to the experts.
LIVE STREAM: CARGO BIKE @ EUROBIKE ACADEMY
Presentations (in German) on CARGO BIKE @ EUROBIKE ACADEMY at EUROBIKE 2021 you find here: