I went on a ride yesterday organized by a group of people who are pushing to have more packages delivered by bicycle in our city. It was a pleasant surprise for me to learn that there are now at least six companies delivering in this way. One young entrepreneur told me that they are taking more and more business away from services that rely on vans because they can deliver both more quickly and more inexpensively by bike.
There were also dozens of families present who came on their tandems, bakfiets, bikes with trailers, and so on to show how they are able to organize their daily lives without relying on cars.
I went on my Brompton in its shopping mode:
Are cargo bikes on the rise in your city, too?