Published: 17th DECEMBER 2020

The Edinburgh Cargo Bike Library

Electric cargo bikes are a great way to move goods and services around Edinburgh in an affordable, efficient and sustainable way. This helps reduce congestion and gives businesses more time and energy to engage with their customers.

Man on a cargo bike

Borrow a Cargo Bike for free in Edinburgh

We have a range of electric cargo bikes to make it easier for your business to move goods and equipment through Edinburgh.

Cargo bikes are a great way to reduce emissions while saving you time and money - and getting your business noticed!

The electric cargo bikes can carry loads up to 130kg and have been specifically chosen for Edinburgh’s winding and sometimes steep streets.

The electric-assist makes it easier to move your goods around and up hills. They also have wide tyres which allow for a smoother ride around tram tracks and cobbles. 

Who is the Cargo Bike Library for?

Any small business, community organisation or charity in Edinburgh can borrow a bike from us. You do not need to be a seasoned cyclist to use a cargo bike.

We provide training to help you feel confident and comfortable with handling and manoeuvring the cargo bikes in traffic.

What does the Cargo Bike Library offer?

  • Information and advice about logistical advantages and types of cargo bikes.
  • Free training in the use of cargo bikes for your workforce.
  • Free trials of different types of cargo bikes so you can find one that meets your business needs.
  • Flexible borrowing periods to suit your organisation.
  • The option to temporarily brand the bikes with your logo and get noticed.

Please note that due to both the popularity of the cargo bikes and the difficulty of training new users during COVID restrictions, the programme will not open to new users until April 2021.

For more information email cargobikelibrary@sustrans.org.uk or call 0131 346 1384. 

Download the Cargo Bike Library brochure

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