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The Cargo Bike Revolution

Positive Future #201 (Feature photo – Urban Arrow Cargo Bike – photo courtesy of Urban Arrow) While auto dealers are struggling to maintain sales of big and heavy cars, a small but tenacious revolution is taking place – the cargo bike. With annual car ownership costs ranging from $6,000 to $10,000, the finances can cut deeply into other things that finances must cover. The Urban Arrow – featured in the photo above – comes in various cargo sizes. Founded in 2010 and built in the Netherlands, the Urban Arrow bikes come ready for commercial or family use. Price tags run from $3,000 to $4,000. While biking and cargo biking are…

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Cargo Bikes Keep Showing Up in Commerce

Touch the Soil News #1061 (Feature photo – A Sainsbury’s Supermarket in the UK – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) Sainsbury’s, the second largest grocer in the UK, is testing grocery delivery with cargo bikes. The company has over 1,400 grocery outlets and employs over 180,000 people. Some American grocery stores are exploring things like autonomous vehicle delivery. Looks like the British are trying something more down to earth. Phil Lempert has the story: Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Electric Cargo Bikes – Small Business Revolution?

Positive Future #194 (Feature photo – Electric Cargo Bike – CCA SA 3.0 License) Electrek recently featured an article on the businesses organized around an electric cargo bike. Featured is the story of an ice-cream business that uses an electric cargo bike instead of an ice-cream truck that can cost 10 times more. This micro-business plan may have application around the world. You can read the full story here: https://electrek.co/2018/06/29/electric-cargo-bicycles-profitable-micro-businesses/ Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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