Scotland's first electric cargo bike delivery and collection service launches in Glasgow
Switching deliveries and food waste collections to cycles is aimed at cutting emissions and congestion from larger vehicles.
The project is being funded with £140,615 from SP Energy Networks’ £20 million green economy fund.
It hopes to assist Glasgow’s target of becoming the UK’s first net zero emission city by 2030.
The bikes will be run by SoulRiders from its warehouse in Pollokshields on the south side of Glasgow to deliver food to vulnerable groups such as the elderly.
Chief executive Rashid Khaliq said: “Our aim has always been to create stronger communities through cycling.
"We believe our project will reduce the number of vans and lorries on our streets and provides a solution to many issues, including traffic and pollution in cities.
"We are proud to play our part in Scotland’s thriving green economy.”
Glasgow Central SNP MP Alison Thewliss said the bikes would provide an “innovative and clean method of transporting and distributing goods.
“These types of creative solutions are essential as our towns and cities work towards climate change targets and for improving air quality and the general well being of our communities”.
Scott Mathieson, network planning and regulation director at SP Energy Networks, said: “SoulRiders’ new electric fleet will allow them to play their part in improving the city’s air quality and supporting their local communities.”
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