On 15th June, Manchester Metropolitan University officially launched the introduction of electric cargo bikes – an important element of the mobility measures foreseen within the Triangulum activities in Manchester.
The launch formed part of an annual cycling event held during the UK’s national bike week. The event was dedicated to staff and partners of “Corridor Manchester” – the focus area of activity of Triangulum in Manchester. The Corridor is a 2 km long spine that contains two of the UK’s largest universities and one of the largest medical research campuses in Western Europe.
The bikes are being provided by Cycle Waggle for use across the Departments of Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester. The aim is to reduce the number of small scale deliveries being made across the estate with traditional diesel vehicles. Each of the bikes is fitted with GPS tracking so that all journeys can be tracked and monitored. The reduction in carbon emissions will be measured over the life time of the project.
The event gave staff at both Universities an opportunity to try out the different types of cargo bikes available and sign up to use them within their Departments.