FalcoCargoBox used in the UK's first e-Cargo Bike Share Scheme
Falco designed, manufactured and installed the new e-Cargo bike storage hangars for the UK’s first e-cargo bike share scheme launched this week in Hackney. Operated by Beryl bikes on behalf of Hackney Council, the scheme is the first of its kind in the UK offering public cargo bike hire.
The specially designed FalcoCargoBoxes are fitted with the new FalcoSmart locking-app which is linked to the Beryl booking app enabling users to hire one of the brand new e-cargo bikes and open the cargo hangar with their phone.
The scheme was launched in Stoke Newington on ‘World Car-free Day’ as part of the tri-borough Zero Emissions Network (ZEN) of Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets. Eight new Raleigh cargo bikes, capable of transporting goods up to 80kg, with 3 levels of power assist will be available to rent from four docking stations across Hackney, with two in Shoreditch, close to the borders with Islington and Tower Hamlets, one in London Fields and one in Stoke Newington.
Attending the high profile event were Will Norman - the Mayor of London's Walking & Cycling Commissioner, Cllr Mete Coban MBE, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm and Cllr Rowena Champion, Islington Council’s Executive Member for Environment and Transport. On behalf of Falco, Managing Director Jeremy Green commented “it’s been great working with the team at Beryl developing the cargo lockers, we now have a tried and tested product which other Councils can use for cargo bike storage. Additionally, our FalcoSmart app-based locking system takes cycle parking into the tech environment adding a further level of security and therefore confidence for cyclists against bike theft”.
Read more about the scheme via the full press release is here: https://news.hackney.gov.uk/cargo-bike-sharing-to-launch-in-stoke-newington-london-fields-and-shoreditch/, and for more information about Falco’s range of cargo bike stores, please visit our website here: https://www.falco.co.uk/products/cycle-parking/cycle-lockers/falcocargobox-secure-cargo-bike-locker.html and https://www.falco.co.uk/products/cycle-parking/cycle-lockers/falcopod-cargo-bike-hangar.html
Many thanks to our models - Glen Clough and Felix Bechtold.
Image credit to Hackney Council and Gary Manhine.
For more information about the first e-Cargo bike share scheme as shown here or how Falco can assist your cargo bike parking scheme, please contact our helpful sales team on 01538 380080.