The city achieves CO2 goal, Paris Success and Prompt Agreement (UN, 2015) meaningful changes are needed. Sustainable city mobility needs to be the foundation of the development of every city in the world. As many industries as possible. As part of this research development of sustainable and efficient freight transportation, the network is an integral part of this puzzle. At this point, over 50% of the world’s population lives in cities (Fyles and Madramootoo, 2016), some studies suggest this number can be up to 76% (Kemper, 2019). Almost three-quarters of Europe’s population lives in cities or the suburbs (Eurostat, 2016), and next to it the challenge of increasing the need for a more livable city center for city residents. A livable city guarantees a safe, healthy, friendly, sustainable, and clean environment for its citizens.
Ensure easy access to goods and services, with the rising trend of the urban population online shopping, continues to grow in popularity and significant increase in deliveries in urban areas (Li et al. 2020). In a sense, online shopping ensuring access to products makes it a livable city agenda for all, however, this e-commerce surge is increased urban freight transport and increased vehicles on the road because it has to be transported more and more of the product every year, without intervention.
The number of delivery vehicles in the top 100 cities in the world is expected to increase by 36% by 2030 (Deloison et al., 2020). Today, urban mobility accounts for 40% of all CO2 emissions from road transport, up to 70% of them. Other pollutants from traffic throughout Europe (Europe Committee, 2015). Vans accounted for 15% of the UK in 2019 driven over 76 billion with road traffic kilometers (burns, 2020). If van usage continues to increase as expected, traffic congestion in the city is expected to increase, it will increase by 21% by 2030 (Deloison et al., 2020). London alone congestion is expected to increase by 20% by 2030 (Burn, 2020). This will probably lead to an increase in air pollution, energy consumption, and death deterioration during private and business trips creating a problematic and attractive, and uninhabitable city (Schliwa et al., 2015).
Because of the ability to move goods efficiently, E-cargo bikes have become more and more popular in the UK as they stick to social distance during the first wave of COVID 19 in the UK. This growth was made possible by the Ministry of Transport eCargo Bike Grant Fund, a new existing shop to buy scenic e-cargo bikes to help them keep trading during the pandemic, in many cases, improving access to goods, services for Vulnerability (Brighton & Hove Council, 2020; Plymouth City Council, 2020). The popularity of this program is certainly low-level UK road traffic from March to May 2020 this allowed us to take cycling to an unprecedented level.
The UK levels and a small number of e-cargo bikes are on the rise; it will be more noticeable on the street. Stuart and Vok, which deliver in more than 30 cities in the UK, will provide courier companies with the Stuart platform to use the Estonian company’s eye-catching electric cargo bikes through a short-term rental model without prior financial commitment. I agreed. The Vok’s unique bike design has a built-in charging bin for the courier, making it easy to deliver multiple orders at the same time. It is also weatherproof and easy to move in difficult weather conditions. By offering on-demand bike rentals at hubs in big cities, Vok bikes greatly improve the accessibility and efficiency of courier services.
Stuart’s courier community can take advantage of Vok’s unique short-term rental model to deliver fast, low emissions. Bicycles will be available to courier companies throughout Croydon and South London and throughout London until the end of 2022. For Stuart, supporting a courier using his platform to introduce a more environmentally friendly mode of transport is an important part of the company’s strategy to minimize its overall environmental impact.
Companies recognize the value of automobiles compared to the vans they wear at a slower rate not only for a CO2 footprint and a more environmentally friendly corporate image, but also a relationship with practical use. Larger frames and electrical support compared to traditional bicycles provide a way to handle relatively heavy loads without heavy loads fitness level. Compared to electric vans, people noticed that bicycles walk less so you can reduce costs and traffic jams. There is a possibility to integrate the e-cargo bike into the delivery business, a possibility of last-mile delivery cargo context.
Author: Diva Maharani | Illustrator: Akbar Nugroho