News Treehugger Voices Cargo Bikes for Business: Do They Make Sense Today? By Lloyd Alter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Lloyd Alter Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices The cable guys in the Netherlands used to arrive on these huge tandem cargo bikes. They are shown on Transportfiets, an entire website devoted to cargo bikes, found by Kris at No Tech Magazine. If it was a smaller job, the phone company had a fleet of smaller cargo bikes. But keep far away from these guys; they work for 1e Hoofdstelijke Kattenbakcentrale, or First Capital Cat Central, a kitty litter exchange service. They come to your house and take away the old cat litter and supply you with clean litter. Sounds like a great business plan. There even used to be cargo bike races. I wonder what combination of difficult parking, high fuel prices and congestion charges would make this way of doing business viable again.