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Cargo bikes: delivering for businesses and communities in Scotland

Online, 26 October, 9.30am-1pm

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Event details:

  • Online via Zoom
  • 26 October 2022
  • 9.30am - 1pm

Energy Saving Trust and Sustrans are co-delivering a free virtual event about cargo bikes. The event will highlight and explore the scenarios and opportunities for cargo bikes to deliver a healthier, fairer and more prosperous Scotland.

The morning will cover a range of topics to introduce cargo bikes, including their uses, inclusivity and benefits, funding and support available. You will be taken on a journey around inspiring projects in Scotland that showcase a wide range of cargo bike uses across sectors, industries, and demographics.

Draft agenda

Time slotTopicSpeaker
9.30am-9.40amIntroductionEnergy Saving Trust
9.40am-9.45amKeynotePatrick Harvie MSP, the Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Active Travel and Tenants’ Rights
9.45am-10.05amCargo bikes: delivering for ScotlandBeth Woodall, Cargo Bike Scotland & Megan Hammond, Research and Monitoring Unit, Sustrans
10.05am-10.20amProject presentationsKJ’s Bothy Bakery & Cargo Bike Movement
10.20am-10.40amFunding cargo bikes and learnings so farHeather Quin & Lauren McAdam, Energy Saving Trust
10.40am-10.55amProject presentationsFarr Out Deliveries & Soul Riders
10.55am-11.10amCargo bike network and mapBeth Woodall, Cargo Bike Scotland, Sustrans
11.10am-11.20amProject presentationsCargo Bike Movement & Forth Environment Link
11.20am-11.30amComfort break
11.30am-11.35amProject presentationDandelion
11.35am-12.00pmBeyond the Bicycle: cargo bikes, inclusive cycling & disabled peopleDr Kay Inckle, Campaigns & Policy Manager, Wheels for Wellbeing
12.00pm-12.05pmProject presentationCamphill School Aberdeen
12.05pm-12.20pmCargo bikes for families and individualsEmily Farquhar & Josh Wood, Cycling UK
12.20pm-12.25pmProject presentationClimate Action Strathaven & Avondale Cargo Club
12.25pm-12.55pmLive Q&A with cargo bike usersRoss, Pete & Helen, Ben
12.55pmClosing remarksSustrans
Please note that this is a draft agenda and actual times may vary slightly on the day.

Speaker and agenda item details

Whether you’re interested in saving money, the environment, inclusivity or health and wellbeing, this event can help you explore whether cargo bikes can deliver on those goals.

We look forward to welcoming you on the day.

Register here

You will be able to submit questions throughout the event and during the live Q&A with cargo bike users using the chat function. We also welcome questions to be submitted in advance. Please email these to for consideration.

Last updated: 25 October 2022