In July 2012 more than 30 companies from across Europe joined forces to form the European Cycle Logistics Federation. The group aims to improve urban delivery and will act as a lobby group to promote cycle based delivery solutions.
The federation has come about in wake of the EU-funded Cycle Logistics project, which gathers key players in the field to promote cycle based delivery solutions. According to research undertaken by the project, 50% of all light goods, and 25% of all goods could be moved by cycle. Similar studies in Breda (the Netherlands) have found that of the 1900 trucks that go in everyday, less than 10% of the cargo being delivered requires a truck and 40% of deliveries involve one box.
The Cycle Logistics Federation plans to meet on a regular basis to discuss how to get even more goods out of trucks and onto bicycles.
Information about the Federation will be available on the Cycle Logistics website. www.cyclelogistics.eu