Bikes for Business launches with chorus of bird song

  • Date Friday, 25 June 2021
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Chelsea Bodenham

This week saw the launch of a new Bikes for Business scheme, a partnership between businesses along and around London’s Low Line corridor in Southwark, whose aim is making zero-emission cargo bike deliveries the mainstream solution for business freight.

The procession of cargo bikes played birdsong along the Low Line between Bermondsey, London Bridge and Bankside to help us envisage what the streets would sound like without traffic.

Embracing the use of bikes will enable London’s streets to become quieter, greener, safer, less polluted, more welcoming and more inclusive.

Transport consultants MP Smarter Travel will help identify which bicycle services are best suited to meet business needs, recommend an operator, offer up to £700 in subsidies, and support the business through these changes.

As well as having a huge environmental impact, cargo bikes also make business sense, providing a commercially attractive alternative to high-polluting vehicles. To find out how your business can trial cargo bike services and receive a subsidy find out more here.