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Periodic Reporting for period 1 - CityChangerCargoBike (CityChangerCargoBike)

Reporting period: 2018-09-01 to 2020-02-29

The world’s cities are facing a complex set of challenges related to urban mobility, which are predicted to worsen as there will be a growth in population the volume of traffic caused by commercial delivery services and private trips increases. Previous projects CycleLogistics and CycleLogistics Ahead have demonstrated that cargo bikes have a huge potential to tackle these challenges as they can improve the image and general levels of cycling, replace at least 51 % of urban trips associated with the transport of goods as well as enhance air quality, safety levels, and liveability of urban areas. At present however, this innovative solution is not fully deployed in any European cities.
Building on the success of these previous projects, City Changer Cargo Bike (CCCB) exploits the limitless potential of cargo bikes promoting their usage amongst public, private, and commercial users. Supported by the Horizon2020 programme, CCCB brings together 20 partners including cities, research institutes, NGOs, and industries from all over Europe in the quest to achieve a faster, more cost-effective and larger scale deployment of this sustainable mobility option.
Main Objectives and Expected Results
o Increased awareness amongst public, private and commercial stakeholders
o The utilization of innovative tools for the take-up, scale-up, and transfer between forerunner and follower cities.
o The establishment of favourable framework conditions for cargo bike use.
o A wide roll-out and transferability through Forerunner cities, Follower cities (within the consortium) and External follower cities.
o Reduced congestion, emissions; increased safety; improved public space and its usage.
o 3 of the 6 project meetings were carried out successfully
o All Management tasks are on track

Analysis and Concept
o General Analysis Phase completed with deliverable D2.1 General Analysis Report, State of the Art, incl. Catalogue of optimised measures (PU)
o Local Analysis Phase completed including local and national framework conditions with regards to cargo bike use. The results of the Local Analysis were compiled in Deliverable D2.2 Local Analysis Report, including baseline within the cities (PU).
o Preparation of Implementation n cooperation between Coordinator and WP2 and WP5 Leader. The implementation plans will be a living document throughout the project lifetime. Deliverable D2.3 Implementation plans
Awareness Railing & Capacity Building
o Creation of resource material for ambitious and innovative transfer and dissemination is completed. The guides are available on the project website and include:
Mayor’s Guide to cargo bikes
Retailers Guide to cargo bikes
Kindergarten Guide
20 good reasons to use a cargo bike
All these guidebooks are available in the partner languages.
o Social Media Guidelines have been developed
o Content and presentation material for target group specific workshops have been developed by ECLF, these include:
Start-up workshop
Empowerment workshop
Elements for Professionalisation
o Several Video Clips are available on the website
o Deliverables D3.2 Materials and Guidelines for awareness raising, take-up and scale-up as well as D3.3. Set of Trainings Materials for Start-ups, empowerment and multipliers have been produced and are available on the website.
Take-up & Scale-up
o The implementation trials in all partner cities have started June/beginning of July 2019 and are progressing as planned
o The implementation of the various measures progress well in the partner cities with a focal point depending on measures that correspond to the status of advancement in the individual cities.
Evaluation & Recommendation for exhaustive EU-wide roll-out
o Quality Assurance Manual has been developed and distributed among the partners
o D5.2 General Monitoring & Evaluation plan including templates has been elaborated and is available to the partners
o D5.5 Data Management Plan has been prepared by the work package leader and is available in the repository
Communication, Dissemination & Exploitation
o Website and Visual Identity for the project have been developed and are in use since the beginning of the project.
o An internal website (repository) was developed to safe needed working documents and share information between project partners
o Social Media and blog activities have started (see website for social media links)
o A webinar strategy has just been elaborated and will be discussed with the partners to assure fulfilment until the end of the project
o Deliverables 6.1 6.2 and 6.3 have been submitted
Ethics Requirements
o D7.1 H Requirement No.1 and
o D7.2 POPD Requirement No. 2 have been prepared and are available as Ethics Report
Cargo bikes have many different unique selling points (USPs). These USPs will be utilised to achieve the project objectives and reinforced to the benefit of the transfer and dissemination processes throughout CCCB.
The main ambition of CCCB is to change the face of the cities by achieving the large scale introduction and application of cargo bikes and reducing/replacing motorised vehicles: it will improve the image of cycling; increase general levels of cycling (both for freight and passengers); lead to a more efficient use of urban space; improve air quality, safety levels as well as overall quality of life. This is because cargo bikes represent a space-saving, health-increasing and climate-friendly mobility and transport option!
CityChangerCargoBike has partners from 18 European countries (AT, BE, BG, CZ, DE, DK, ES, FR, GR, HR, HU, IT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, UK) among them the ten largest ones - covering 80% of the European population.
CityChangerCargoBike aims to use cargo bikes in a comprehensive manner: they will be used for commercial transport purposes, for people and private transport purposes and as stationary elements helping to transform public space.
CityChangerCargoBike will use ambitious, innovative and effective dissemination methods. Cargo bikes themselves will be a central tool of these dissemination activities in road shows, training on the move and for crowd motivation.
Peer-to-peer communication will be taken to a new level involving decision makers, city officers and cargo professionals from varying contexts and backgrounds with the aid of tools like the media bike and “local heroes and champions”.
A further ambition of CityChangerCargoBike is to assure long-term integration with the innovative dissemination methods. The determination of suitable funding systems and their pilots will assure sustainability or new small cargo bike start-ups after the end of the project.
The early socialization efforts realised with workshops in kindergartens and primary schools that will educate a new generation about the advantages of active mobility will also lead to a long-term effect, because habits that are learned early in life are more likely to be continued in later life and passed on to the next generation.
Some of the project’s expected Outputs and Impacts are:
- 500 trained multipliers
- Restrictions for motorised traffic and new procurement procedures
- 10.000 cargo bike test trials for private and commercial users
- 40 Rental/Sharing systems and funding schemes
- 2000 new cargo bikes through financing schemes
- Awareness Raising workshops across Europe
- 40 new consolidation centres
Child transport
Zedify - cycle logistics
Family Bikes
Family Bikes