Businesses in Willesden Green have committed to swap gas-guzzling deliveries by car and van, to eco-friendly cargo bikes as part of a free local trial.
The launch of this scheme is part of the many initiatives taking place in Brent for Bike Week 2022 (2-6 June), and aims to promote the benefits of cycling for health, wellbeing and to protect the planet.
The free cargo bike scheme is available to businesses, community organisations, non-profits and charities in the Willesden Green area who wish to reduce their carbon footprint and improve local air quality.
This service, which is provided by eStreet Services, is available to book via an online platform, with a set number of FREE hours available for businesses to use as part of the scheme. The cargo bike delivery service (which involves a bike and rider) aims to highlight the ease of switching to cargo bikes for deliveries, ultimately reducing local air pollution and saving costs for local businesses.
The cargo bike scheme forms part of the Defra-funded Clean Air Villages 4 (CAV4) programme, with partners Cross River Partnership and cargo bike provider eStreet Services.