The Potential of Cargo Bikes: Diffusion, Uses, Effects, and Willingness for Delivery


Event details

Date 05.04.2023
Hour 17:0018:00
Speaker Dimitri Marincek, Researcher UNIL
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English

Cargo bikes are two- or three-wheeled bicycles with a load capacity that facilitates transporting bulky objects or children. In the last few years, cargo bike sales have been booming in cities in Switzerland, with an increase of +184% between 2019 and 2021, exceeding 4000 units sold.

In addition to their private use, cargo bikes also have the potential for commercial uses such as the delivery of goods. Between the summer and fall of 2022, OUVEMA, the Observatory for cycling and active mobilities, conducted a survey of cargo bike users in Switzerland, as part of a project funded by E4S (The Enterprise for Society Center), which brings together IMD, EPFL, and Unil. Around 1000 respondents answered the survey and shared their experience with using a cargo bike, either their own (73% of respondents) or a shared one (23% of respondents).

In this talk, we present the main results of this unique project.


Practical information

  • General public
  • Registration required


  • Enterprise for Society (E4S)


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