The Zero Emissions Network (ZEN) supports businesses and residents in Hackney reduce transport emissions and shift to active, shared, collective and e-mobility transport options. With the ecargo bike grant funding from Department for Transport (DfT), administered by Energy Saving Trust, ZEN launched the UK’s first cargo bike share service in Hackney. The service has four hubs across Hackney that are available on-street, on-demand, and to the public, with each hub having two bikes that can be rented by businesses or residents for short periods of time.
ZEN’s aim is to improve and expand the ecargo bike service in Hackney. They have identified new locations for cargo bike hubs and plan to improve three of the current locations by changing them from ecargo bike hangars to openair hubs. This change will increase usage and improve technical issues by reducing the physical and visual barriers associated with the hangars.