Why are electric shared cargo bikes super handy? (EN)

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Most people in Utrecht are familiar with them by now: Cargoroo‘s electric cargo bikes. But what exactly are those bright yellow neighbor cargo bikes so useful for? Indebuurt Utrecht lists 5 reasons!

Cargoroo’s electric cargo bikes can be found in most neighborhoods in the center of Utrecht. You can easily rent these neighborhood cargo bikes for a short ride via the Cargoroo app. You choose a bicycle in the area and you can drive away immediately. After use, put it back in the same place and you’re done!

1. No hassle with parking

A quick trip to the hardware store, shopping, or visiting the petting zoo with the kids: leaving by car is a hassle for a short drive. You always have to find a parking space, sometimes quite far from your destination. Not to mention the hefty parking costs that you pay in the center. With the cargo bikes from Cargoroo you are spared these frustrations: you cycle all the way to the door.

2. Load it up!

Whether you have to transport a couple of children to the hockey field or have a load of new plants for your balcony: sometimes you just really need a little more space on the bike. How handy is it to take an electric cargo bike? Here you can store crates of beer, children, plants, dogs, equipment, you name it! Because the bicycle is electric, you can also cycle as light as a feather with a full bin.

3. Good for the wallet

In addition to being very practical, the cargo bikes are also a lot cheaper than the car. With the rising petrol prices, it saves you a lot of petrol to occasionally leave the car and get on the cargo bike. Cargoroo’s cargo bikes cost you €0.07 per minute, which comes down to only €4.20 per hour. You pay exactly as long as you use it and not a minute longer.

4. Green choice

In addition to the fact that today it saves a lot in your wallet to take a bike, it is also a green choice: the electric cargo bikes are not polluting the environment. Take a nice route through the forest and enjoy the fresh air!

5. More (breathing) space

If we would all take the cargo bike a little more often, that would save a lot of space. Cars take up about 60% of the space, but are stationary 95% of the time: that’s a real waste of space! And did you know that more than half of the car journeys in the center can be replaced by a ride with a cargo bike? Moreover, cars make the air dirty and it is much nicer to breathe clean air.

That’s how you grab the cargo bike
Do you also want to go up and down quickly with luggage? Download the Cargoroo app and quickly see where the e-cargo bike can be found in your area. On the website you will find all instructions on how to use the cargo bike. Finished? Take the stairs!

Source: read this article on the website of indebuurt Utrecht. 

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