Electric transport cycle
Location: Campus Norrköping, Täppan
It is easy to end up doing things as they have always been done, when planning transport. The old ways are usually strongly connected to CO2 emissions, noise and expense, since we normally think of the car.
The Logistics and Facilities Support Office in Norrköping is innovative. By starting with considering requirements, rather than traditions, they opened the way for new possibilities. The solution was an electrically powered transport cycle. It’s positive that diesel fuel is replaced by human power and electricity, but the benefits don’t end there. The transport bike is easy to manoeuvre in the dense afternoon traffic, keeps the co-workers fit, and saves money. Environmental work doesn’t have to be any more difficult than that.
Electric transport cycle used at campus Norrköping. Photo credit Erika Sjöding
Their aspiration to reduce emissions is not a sacrifice. It’s about development and common sense. But the key to it all is to start by considering what’s needed.