It's time to replace urban delivery vans
All of a sudden, cargo bikes have become a ubiquitous sight across Europe. They are busy delivering mail in Germany, Amazon packages in the UK, collecting food waste in Paris, and even handling unconventional tasks like sperm donations in Copenhagen, thanks to custom-built liquid nitrogen tanks shaped like human sperm. In contrast, in the United States, whether you order a massive flat-screen TV or a week's worth of groceries, it typically arrives at your doorstep via a delivery truck or van with a robust engine. While these vehicles get the job done, they also emit significant carbon emissions, occupy substantial space, and pose safety hazards, resulting in injuries and fatalities. This has prompted cities and businesses worldwide to consider replacing some of these large vans with electric-assist cargo bikes.