You can't escape it: cyclists are increasingly fond of Brussels and Brussels is increasingly fond of cyclists. The proof is in the pudding: the shortage of bicycles that continues until 2021. The pandemic is said to have caused sales to skyrocket and manufacturers are struggling to keep up. If urbanites are showing an interest in two-wheeled travel, it seems that bike delivery is also on the rise. Why is it so popular? What are the advantages? Urbeez explains.
An express delivery and closer to your customers
Did you know that bike couriers are almost twice as fast as their car counterparts in city centers? The increase in congestion in cities explains in large part this efficiency of bike couriers who thwart traffic traps.
Bicycle delivery is proving to be much faster than its motorized competitors, even in congested conditions. Bicycle couriers can escape the difficulties of car traffic and are much less affected. Even better, bicycles are allowed in areas where cars are not allowed, whether it's pedestrian streets or streets that are off-limits. As a result, couriers can deliver as close as possible to the final recipient. An ideal alternative to promote the short circuit!
An ecological and responsible delivery
Buying online without impacting the environment... Behind consumers, customers are increasingly sensitive to environmental issues. An awareness heard by e-retailers who respond by reviewing their packaging and choose greener production methods, 0 waste, recycled ... labels are not lacking! These new consumers are generally looking for delivery solutions that emit less carbon dioxide and nitrogen, and for responsible last mile logistics. Opting for eco-responsible vehicles (bicycles, three-wheelers, electric vehicles, etc.) is a way of showing your commitment to the environment and sending out a good brand image. Imagine a bike courier at the customer's home, it is much more innovative/responsible than a motorized truck.
Delivering by bike is in the air of time
The year 2020 and pandemic has made consumers much more demanding of brands. More personalization, more transparency, more local... If choosing cargo bike delivery favors the short circuit, it also allows a transparency of service. Even better, new applications allow you to track your package in real time using a geolocation system. As soon as the parcel is picked up by the deliveryman, the customer has a tracker in real time. He is then informed by phone message or by email of the exact time of delivery.
Faced with the challenges of urban logistics, Urbeez offers a new, more efficient, cleaner and quieter distribution model based on electric mobility and the complementarity of more economical modes of transport in the heart of the city. Request your quote.
Cargo bike delivery, not just for folds
51% of the goods moved in the city could be delivered by bike. Imagine the city free of delivery trucks! Indeed, delivery by bike does not exclude large volumes of packages. Nowadays and given the craze for this mode of transport, bicycles are more and more sophisticated. They have equipment adapted to deliver large volumes and above all, comfort for the couriers. With the help of a trailer, they can carry different types of parcels: folds, envelopes, meals and even furniture.
With a payload of 250 kilos and vehicles that can carry packages up to 2m20, Urbeez couriers deliver all types of packages on a regular or occasional basis.
The cycling revolution is already underway in Brussels
40 kilometers of lanes reserved for cyclists on the main structural axes of the capital, this is what the regional authorities promised with the teams of Brussels Mobility in April 2020. A cycle network has been drawn up which includes all the major roads of the capital. A safe path will be built for each axis. A relief for cyclists and a victory for the competent regional minister Elke Van den Brandt (Groen) to improve mobility. New developments that benefit individuals but also logistics companies. This type of transport is becoming an increasingly popular alternative, whether to easily navigate traffic jams, or to be more "green" in its travel.
Bicycle delivery is the future of Europe
On October 30, 2020, at the online event organized by the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) and Cycling Industries Europe (CIE), European leaders are clear: they are calling for a bicycle revolution. They encourage all countries, cities and regions to implement a series of recommendations for the cycling revolution.
"Cycling is by definition the best way to solve the problem of pollution in cities. Investment in safe and separate cycling infrastructure networks, as part of national recovery and resilience plans, would be a no-brainer," saysFrans Timmermans, executive vice president of the European Commission