Cargo Bike Sharing Europe

Cargo Bike Sharing Europe

Conference premiere in Cologne: 18/19 May 2022

Cargo bikes for all! This is what cargo bike sharing is about. And it is growing across Europe. In Germany, cargo bike sharing is already available in more than 140 cities.

Cargo Bike Sharing Europe is the first European professional conference focussing on cargo bike sharing. It brings together operators, hard- & software providers, cities, urban planners and other stakeholders.

The conference is organised by and hosted by polisMOBILITY, the new trade fair for forward-looking mobility, urban life and digitalisation in Cologne.

Conference partners:

Conference Programme

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Wednesday, 18 May 2022: Activity and Networking Day

14:30 – 16:00 Welcome and polisMOBILITY trade fair tour
@polisMOBILITY outdoorPLAZA – Koelnmesse (take entrance West), Messeallee West, Cologne-Deutz

16:15 – 17:30 Conference opening panel
@polisMOBILITY openSTAGE – Koelnmesse (entrance West), Messeallee West, Cologne-Deutz

17:45 – 19:00 Open air presentation & test riding of cargo bike sharing systems
@polisMOBILITY cityHUB – Rudolfplatz/Hohenzollernring, Cologne-City

  • 18:30 Opening of polisCAMP with lord Mayor Henriette Reker

from 19:15 Networking dinner powered by TINK network members and nextbike
@muli-cycles GmbH – Widdersdorfer Str. 190, Cologne-Ehrenfeld

We highly recommend to use a bike or cargo bike to get to the different conference sites. (Local) sharing systems:

Thursday, 19 May 2022: Conference Day

@Koelnmesse Congress Centre East, Cologne-Deutz


9:00 – 9:30 Conference Opening

  • Ascan Egerer, City of Cologne, Head of Transport Department
  • Matthew Baldwin, European Commission, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport (by video)
  • Dr. Diana Huster, Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, Head of National Cycling Strategy Project Group

09:30 – 09:50 Panel I: Cargo bike sharing made in Cologne

09:50 – 10:50 Panel II: Data about users and effects of cargo bike sharing

  • 7 years of transforming everyday-mobility in Switzerland with 400 shared e-cargo-bikes – what can we learn from our data?: Mirjam Stawicki, carvelo2go
  • Commons cargo bike sharing across all Berlin districts – Primary results of an on-going user survey: Thomas Büermann, fLotte Berlin
  • No car, no problem: the societal benefits of shared e-cargo bikes: Jaron Borensztajn, Cargoroo
  • E-cargo bikes for everyone: Souren Arakelian, BAQME
  • Understanding the users of free floating cargo bike sharing service Avocargo in Berlin: Tom Weber, Nuts One

10:50 – 11:20 Coffee Break

11:20 – 12:10  Panel III: Cargo Bike Sharing as a municipal service

  • London: Introducing the UK’s first Cargo Bike Share pilot: Doolin O´Reilly, Hackney Council & Phillip Ellis, Beryl
  • Kiel: Integration of cargo bikes in public bike sharing in the KielRegion – SprottenFlotte: Benno Hilwerling, KielRegion
  • Strasbourg: Cargo bikes in the shared bike service Vélhop: Pierre-Marie GARNIER, Ville et Eurométropole de Strasbourg
  • Germany‘s TINK network: Supporting municipalties in tenders and implementation of cargo bike sharing systems: Judith Wehr, TINK GmbH

12:10 – 12:40 Panel IV: Cargo bikes as opportunity and challenge for bike sharing fleets

  • Cargo bikes in public bike sharing schemes in German cities: Dennis Steinsieck, nextbike
  • Cargobikes and the augmented bike network: Beate Kubitz, Fifteen

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch Break

Poster Session: City Changer Cargo Bike project – cargo bike sharing in partner cities across Europe

14:00 – 14:30 Panel V: Partner sectors for cargo bike sharing

  • What a relief! How Cargobikes lessen the pressure on over-crowded urban areas- Cooperation with housing companies: Tobias Lochen, sigo
  • Sharing cargo bikes and cars – why it is a good idea: Thomas Geese, stadtmobil Hannover

14:30 – 15:20 Panel VI: Technical challenges and innovations

  • Radverteiler: Guidelines and infrastructure solutions for cargo bike sharing in small and medium Austrian cities: Alec Hager, KlimaEntLaster
  • Self-sufficient & easy to move: solar charging station for e-cargo bike sharing: Ulrich Schmack, Donau Donkeys
  • Towards 100 ‚cargo bike automats‘ in Düsseldorf (LastenradAutomat): Dr. David Rüdiger, City of Düsseldorf / LastenradAutomat
  • Next generation bike sharing with autonomous cargo bikes – Can one earn money with it?: Imen Haj Salah / Dr. Tom Assmann, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg / Aura

15:20 – 15:30 Closing Panel

15:30 – 16:00 Informal Conclusion

Tickets & Travel

Conference tickets include catering, access to the polisMOBILITY trade fair. Please book the ticket „Combined ticket Cargo Bike Sharing Europe“ in the polisMOBILITY booking system. Standard price: 130,- €


Sponsorship packages provide attractive visibility for your company at the conference on 18/19 May. In addition, polisMOBILITY offers a wide range of exhibition opportunities from 18 to 21 May.

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Eileen Niehaus, Project Manager
+49 30 2978 – 1118

Diana Dréan, Sales Manager
+49 221 821 – 2264

Conference Partners

The City of Cologne and Koelnmesse started polisMOBILITY to demonstrate sustainable mobility solutions for cities and regions. Between 2019 and 2021, the city subsidised the purchase of cargo bikes with three million Euros.

Bundesverband Zukunft Fahrrad is a German federal association of dynamic and innovative companies from all sectors of the bicycle industry, with a focus on (new) services.

Forum Freie Lastenräder is the association of currently 142 commons cargo bike sharing initiatives in Germany, Austria and Hungary with around 450 bikes and tens of thousands of registered users.

The company TINK advises municipalities in Germany on the introduction of local cargo bike sharing systems and organises a Germany-wide city network for knowledge exchange.

CityChangerCargoBike is an EU-funded project of 14 European cities and other partners to promote cargo bike use, including through cargo bike sharing systems.

Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) is the Brussels-based voice of cycling business, actively promoting the sector in Europe and worldwide. CIE Members work in Expert Groups to develop policy and technical content in key areas, including bike sharing and cargo bikes.