Cargo Bike Sharing Europe: The Expert Conference

The Conference

Cargo Bike Sharing Europe: The annual expert conference
24 May 2023 | @polisMOBILITY trade fair in Cologne

Cargo bike sharing is growing across Europe. In Germany alone, cargo bike sharing is already available in more than 160 cities. Cargo Bike Sharing Europe is the first European expert conference focussing on cargo bike sharing. In May 2022, the conference was established as an annual event by at the new polisMOBILITY trade fair in Cologne. From 2023, the conference is organized by together with the industry association Zukunft Fahrrad.

The all-day programme includes thematic panels, a field trip and networking events to discuss latest developments, opportunities and challenges. Together we will showcase the huge potential of cargobike sharing for sustainable transport — especially for municipalities.

Cologne is the fitting place for that. The city is not only preparing a European tender for a major cargo bike sharing system in 2023. It will also host two important conferences for municipalities during polisMOBILITY: The bi-annual summit of the association of major German cities and the annual congress of bicycle-friendly cities in North-Rhine Westphalia.

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07.30 – 08.30 Early morning event (location tbc)

@Cologne fair / Congress Centrum East / Kristallsaal

08:00 – 09.00 Registration & soft-opening

09:00 – 09:45 Conference opening and keynote

09.45 – 12.30 Thematic panels

  • Cargo bike sharing in Cologne: One city, different systems
  • Users and potential users of cargo bike sharing: What do we know?
  • Hardware and software for cargo bike sharing: Innovations and challenges

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break

13.30 – 15.30 Case studies

  • Operators of cargo bike sharing
  • Municipalities & cargo bike sharing

15.30 End of closed conference


16.00 – 17.00 Stage panel “Cargo bike sharing in Europe” and networking with fair visitors

@Cologne City

18.00 – 19.00 Cargo bike sharing site visits / Bike Tour through Cologne starting from polisMOBILTY

@muli-cycles / Widdersdorferstr. 190, 50825 Cologne

19.00 – open end Buffet and networking event


Ticket sales will open soon!


An attractive set of sponsoring packages offers visibility for companies before, during and after the conference. You can find more information here.

Gold Sponsors


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The European Cyclists’ Federation is the European umbrella federation of civil society organisations advocating and working for more and better cycling.

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

The AGFS (the Association for Pedestrian and Bicycle-friendly Cities, Townships and Districts in North Rhine Westphalia) is a network of currently 99 municipalities that promotes non-motorized means of transportation, preferably cycling and walking.

Forum Freie Lastenräder is the association of over 150 commons cargo bike sharing initiatives in Germany, Austria and Hungary with more than 500 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.


Gabriele Commisso, conference manager
+49 30 2978 – 1118

Arne Behrensen
Zukunft Fahrrad
+49 178 2843743

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The Conference

The first Cargo Bike Sharing Europe conference was held on 18/19 May 2022 in Cologne. It brought together around 100 experts from across Europe at the new trade fair polisMOBILITY in Cologne. Representatives of the European Commission, the German federal transport ministry and the City of Cologne opened the conference.


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Video message by Matthew Baldwin, EU Coordinator for road safety and sustainable mobility. Duration: 6:55