The InStreatham electric cargo bike acted as a lifeline for many in the Streatham community during lockdown.
It has encouraged many Streatham residents to rely on local businesses and keep community spirit up during these tough times.
The eco scheme was initially launched to enable small independent businesses to replace cars and vans deliveries with cycle freight thus improving Streathams’ air quality.
Since lockdown the bike has seen a significant increase in usage. Our rider has done over 600 miles of deliveries every month since March compared to 155 in February. Deliveries include prescriptions for the elderly, groceries, pet foods, DIY, plants and much more!
Some businesses continued to use it as a B2B service between their stores.
The BID launched the cargo bike with match funding from the Healthy Streets For Businesses last summer and we are beyond delighted that the bike service was able to come into its own and serve its business community.