Couriers encouraged to switch to e-bikes in Hackney


Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Islington Councils have launched a new innovative guide to help fleet managers switch from mopeds to e-bikes.

Developed by independent transport consultants Steer, the Scooter Switch Toolkit was created after research showed that businesses require clear, comprehensive information to make the switch to e-bikes. Previous trials and adoption of e-bikes in the delivery sector by firms such as Royal Mail, Sainsbury’s and DHL has shown that the transport mode is an ideal solution to businesses balancing cost, efficiency and speed in this demanding sector.

The toolkit is part of the Zero Emissions Network (ZEN); a tri-borough project from Hackney, Islington and Tower Hamlets Councils, part-funded by the Mayor of London.

Feryal Demirci, cabinet member for Health, Social Care, Transport and Parks at hackney Council, said: “We are a leader in tackling London’s poor air quality and are committed to protecting residents from its harmful effects. We’re delighted to be working with our neighbouring boroughs to create and promote the Scooter Switch Toolkit.”