Ringway adopts cargo bike after trial

A worker rides the four-wheeled cargo bike on a London street
Ringway has adopted the cargo bike after a six-month trial (Image: Spencer Griffiths)

Contractor Ringway has adopted an electrically powered cargo bike for use in its Transport for London highways maintenance work in the capital.

The move follows a trial lasting six months of the EAV2Cubed cargo bike.

Ringway aims to use the bike on 30% of the defects reported each month.

The four-wheeled cargo bike has a capacity of more than 150kg and can carry springer cones, a foldable footway barrier, a foldable barrier, cleaning materials and tools.

It has a range of 60 miles on full charge. Operatives will use the bike to deal with graffiti removals, resetting bollards, signage works, minor tree works, and cycleway and footway defects.

Picture: Spencer Griffiths

Ringway is working towards a target of 40% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030. The business has made zero-emission vehicles available across all levels of the business, making an estimated saving of 400kg of CO2 per day.

Paul Herbert, framework director at Ringway, said: “The EAV is the newest addition to the e-bike logistics solution which will be operating from our rapid distribution hubs located across multiple central London locations, helping to reduce peak-time congestion. Putting the EAV into use is a major step forward in our aim to decarbonise what we do for all of our customers, end users, and our client TfL.”

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