Gdynia: Cargo bikes are changing cities

Electric cargo bike rentals for residents, businesses and NGOs is a project implemented in the framework of CityChangerCargoBike and CoBiUM (Cargo Bikes In Urban Mobility). Users can use the bikes offered by the city for free for a period of 7-28 days (depending on the target group) to find out that this is a great solution for many people.

 

 

What is the mission of the project?

We want our city to be safer, with cleaner air and a high proportion of zero-emission vehicles. The more people who try cargo bike travel, the more chances they have to change their transportation habits.

 

Where and when did the project start?

The rental service for businesses and NGOs started in December 2018, and for residents in October 2019. Everything is implemented by the City Hall of Gdynia in cooperation with the Public Library and the Lipowa 15 Marina.

 

Where (in which countries) is the project offered today?

Cargo bike rentals are available in cities where cargo bikes have already had a chance to exist – in Lisbon, Utrecht, Copenhagen and Mechelen. In Poland, it is functioning in Lublin, Warsaw and Krakow, but on a smaller scale (mainly 24 hour rentals).

 

To whom is this project aimed? Who belongs to your target group?

To everyone who wants to move efficiently in the city with a load up to 100 kg or with small passengers (children, pets). Thanks to the rental service, they can test this mode of transport and find out that a cargo bike really changes the city.