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Commercial bicycle use: potentials, constraints, and recommendations

Rudolph, Christian and Gruber, Johannes (2016) Commercial bicycle use: potentials, constraints, and recommendations. World Conference on Transport Research, 10.-14. Juli 2016, Shanghai, China.

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Abstract

Cargo cycles may play a significant role supplying urban centers contributing to decrease harmful commercial transport externalities. Some companies have already projected first pilots using cargo cycles in order to assess technologically and economically feasible use cases. However, a structural overview about relevant market segments of commercial cargo cycle use and suitable recommendations is missing. This contribution provides results from an extensive empirical survey, based on desk research and 45 expert interviews with corporate fleet managers, urban planners, and representatives from municipalities and bicycle associations. Hidden potentials are not only in logistics industries, but also in businesses offering home deliveries and other services. Knowledge of drivers, constraints and companies’ requirements allows deriving recommendations for municipalities to stimulate the market penetration of cargo cycles. Recommendations address regulative frameworks, strategic urban planning, infrastructural adjustments, testing programs, collaborations with the private sector, platforms for knowledge transfer, and use of cargo cycles within authorities.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/109660/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Commercial bicycle use: potentials, constraints, and recommendations
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Rudolph, ChristianChristian.Rudolph (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gruber, Johannesjohannes.gruber (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:commercial transport; sustainable urban freight; cargo cycles; innovation diffusion; organisational decision-making
Event Title:World Conference on Transport Research
Event Location:Shanghai, China
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:10.-14. Juli 2016
Organizer:World Conference on Transport Research Society
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research
Institute of Transport Research > Commercial Transport
Deposited By: Rudolph, Christian
Deposited On:20 Dec 2016 11:47
Last Modified:20 Dec 2016 11:47

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