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Challenge / Goal

The Corridor district in Manchester has a unique location, with two big universities of Manchester, making it the biggest academic campus in UK. Owing to the daily commuting of the work force and around 70,000 students, the corridor district faced several traffic challenges. To overcome these challenges, several restrictions were placed on the use of cars in the area between 6am and 9pm. This lead to finding suitable means for promoting sustainable last mile delivery in the area.
Manchester City aims to increase use of bikes to 10% of transport share.


A Municipality has piloted a Cargo Bike sharing System to promote the use of sustainable transportation alternatives. Manchester bike hire leased 4 cargo bikes enabled with tracking system from a city based SME, City Waggle. The Municipality offers the use of 4 bikes owned by Manchester bike hire to any organisation in Manchester who would like to use the bikes for end distribution. Based on the availability and need, 4 bikes can be chosen from the fleet of bikes with Manchester Bike hire. Manchester Bike Hire provides full maintenance  helps in booking, fleet management and maintenance The bikes come with a tracking system which enables data collection on usage. Owing to the flexibility of choosing 4 bikes from the fleet, there is an opportunity to try a variety of different types of models. 

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Time Period

Planing Time: < 0.5 years

Implementation Time: < 0.5 years

Manchester Bike Hire, Manchester City Council

Service Providers

Manchester Bike Hire

End User

Universität, KMU


    Main Benefits

  • Promoting sustainable private transport models,

  • Reducing use of fossils,

  • Enabling new business opportunities,

  • Reducing local air pollution,