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£2 million boost for ecargo bikes welcomed

10 September 2018

Campaign for Better Transport has welcomed the launch of a £2 million Government funding pot for ecargo bikes after a year of campaigning for a fund to help businesses ditch diesel vans and go electric.

Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said: “This fund is a welcome step towards helping more businesses ditch diesel vans and creating cleaner, greener towns and cities. Improving the uptake of ecargo bikes will cut congestion, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve air pollution. We campaigned for this funding so we are very happy to see the Government has been listening.”

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For further information please contact the press office on 020 3746 2235 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  1. Read the full Department for Transport announcement: Funding boost for green last mile delivery bikes
  2. Ecargo bikes are primarily used for ‘last mile delivery’ journeys in commercial and residential areas. Campaign for Better Transport called for funding to help the uptake of ecargo bikes and ebikes back in July 2017.
  3. Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).