Westminster Labour has welcomed the news that Council contractor, FM Conway is using e-cargo bikes to deliver materials to sites around London. The trial is a bid to cut the contractor’s carbon footprint by reducing the number of construction vehicles travelling into and around the capital.
The bikes can carry materials of various sizes and weights including bags of sand and boxes of fittings. Each bike can carry up to 250kg and is fitted with an electric pedal assist motor and GPS tracking. The bikes are currently being trialled on phase two of the Illuminated River project for Westminster City Council.
Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Labour City Management spokesperson, said:
“We welcome this initiative as a way of cutting down on the number of delivery vehicles on the streets of Westminster. We hope that other contractors and other companies start using cargo bikes to move materials and packages around the West End and the rest of Westminster”