A brand new European program named “E-cargobike” invites Valencians to check out the latest generation of electric bicycles for free.
Valencia has joined the European pilot project known as “e-cargobike”, promoted by the European Cycling Federation (ECF). The most important part of the project is that the public will be able to try these types of bicycles for free, moving around the city in a sustainable manner.
Giuseppe Grezzi, Councilor for Sustainable Mobility, announced this initiative on Friday during the Bicifest 2022 cycling event, which is presently taking place in La Marina.
“We have already begun to see this sort of traffic on the streets of Valencia, something that is very common in other European countries such as the Netherlands and Denmark. As the Mediterranean cycling capital, we aim to promote this new mode of transportation by making it easier to use through a pilot system of shared usage at no cost to the user “Grezzi stated.
Mr Grezzi emphasized that these Valencia-made urban bicycles are particularly robust and adaptable, as they include an electric engine and a huge front drawer to hold weight. Its design allows you to comfortably carry out regular activities such as shopping or spending time with your family.
Those interested in trying these bikes can do so for a week, with no charge. They may be retrieved after registering at www.emtvalencia.info/cargobike, at the Historic Center-Central Market parking lot, where they can also be charged at night.
Other towns, like Torun, Poland, and Bologna, Italy, have also joined this international effort to promote shared use bicycles and showcase their potential as a sustainable mobility alternative.