Several London community centres and food banks are using cargobikes to distribute food parcels to vulnerable people who have been self-isolating.
The Christiania tricycle with its capacious square cargo box can accommodate many parcels
Denise Wilson is a cycle instructor; she volunteers for the Hanley Crouch Community Association and on a typical run she distributes 15-20 parcels.
She is a real champion, an inspiration.
“We’re using the rickshaws to transport emergency food parcels to local families in need. It feels good to be doing something positive, but I’m also looking forward to when the rickshaws can be filled with people again!”@Time_Talents pic.twitter.com/aqHult4dK8
— Christiania Bikes UK (@christianiauk) June 22, 2020
And here is CFINE in Aberdeen, which has four cargobikes.
The electric cargo bikes take pressure off the CFINE vans while reducing our carbon footprint as well. Our dedicated volunteer riders work tirelessly to increase access to healthy food, including emergency parcels and fruit and veg boxes, in Torry, Kincorth and Cove. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the need and demand for CFINE’s support services have tripled. We are currently delivering 1,500 food parcels weekly to vulnerable individuals and families. The eco-friendly e-bikes have proven to be effective at delivering food to people who are experiencing hardship.