Government launches plan for cycling

Par ediallo - 24 May, 2021 - 06:56

While e-commerce has exploded since the beginning of the health crisis, the government is rolling out a plan to promote cyclologistics, i.e. deliveries by bicycle, scooter or cargo bike. The objective is to decarbonize urban distribution.

Incentives in the form of energy saving certificates, purchase subsidies, support through public procurement and infrastructure...

The Ministry of Ecological Transition is launching a plan to promote deliveries by bicycle or scooter. The objective is to decarbonize urban distribution.

Encouraging the creation of bicycle delivery activities

While e-commerce has exploded since the beginning of the health crisis, the government is deploying a plan to promote cyclologistics, that is to say, deliveries by bicycle, scooter or cargo bike.

According to Barbara Pompili, Minister of Ecological Transition, who detailed the plan on May 3 in Marseille, "a three-wheeled cargo bike with a 1,500-liter box emits 85% less CO2 than a thermal vehicle of the same capacity.

This plan is financed by the system of energy saving certificates (CEE) to the tune of 12 million euros (M €).

The first priority is to encourage the creation of bicycle delivery activities, in particular through the ColisActiv' scheme, which is run by Sofub, a subsidiary of the French Federation of Bicycle Users, with the company Sonergia.

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