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Supporting the Essex economy in the transition to low carbon

Tuesday 24th May 2022
09.30 – 15.00

Northern Gateway Sports Centre

E-Cargo bikes have the potential to replace over 50% of urban transport related trips - increasing efficiency, reducing costs and contributing to net zero and levelling up targets.  

Boosted by the continued roll-out of improved cycle infrastructure, e-Cargo bikes are replacing expensive, polluting vehicles in businesses from food deliveries and wine merchants to construction companies, window cleaners, butchers and plumbers.  

The rapid take up of e-Cargo bikes by businesses large and small has demonstrated that e-Cargo bikes can be taken seriously as a proven, innovative urban mobility solution - one that provides green job opportunities for all types of communities.  

There are several local and national success stories that will be shared at this major event designed for politicians and businesses. 

 

It’s time to take e-cargo bikes seriously as a proven innovative urban mobility solution. 

 

The event will include networking with experts, operators and business leaders.  Hear from e-cargo pioneers that are setting new standards in last mile deliveries.  And most importantly, try a bike on the track at Colchester Northern Gateway, the largest outdoor cycle track in the East of England.

 

Limited to 60 attendees, this VIP event will provide an opportunity to meet with innovators and pioneers who are already shaping the future of zero emissions last mile freight delivery in Essex and beyond.  And importantly, a chance to play a pivotal role in helping support the Essex economy in its transition to low carbon. 

 

The day will include keynotes, best practice case studies, networking as well as a chance to demo a bike on the 1000m cycle test track at Colchester’s Northern Gateway Sports Centre.

Agenda

 

09.30 – 10.00
Registration and networking

10.00 – 10.45

Welcome and overview – e-cargo means business 

Chair: Adam Tranter - Founder, Fusion Media & West Midlands Cycling & Walking Commissioner

Cllr Lee Scott, Cabinet Member for Highways Maintenance and Sustainable Transport, Essex County Council

Lee Kidger, Managing Director, Raleigh UK

Followed by panel Q and A
 

 

10.45 – 11.45
Local and national business success stories

Emily Harrup, Transport and Sustainability Joint Lead, Colchester Borough Council

Lee Pugh, Founder and Chief Pilot at Colchester eCargo Bike Delivery Service

Michael Barratt, Construction Advisory & Innovations Manager, Transport for London

Daniel Bianco, project manager, eCargo Bike Accelerator project, Brighton & Hove Council

Beccy Marston, Head of Projects, See.Sense

Followed by panel Q and A

11.45 – 12.15
Tea and coffee networking break

12.15 – 13.15
National and International perspectives: long term planning and strategy for zero emission freight deliveries

Facilitator: Gary Armstrong, City Changer Cargo Bike Programme, introduces a series of e-cargo delivery case studies from Europe, UK and Essex

Speakers include:

  • David Branch, HSS Onsites, London

  • Dr K Hochstein, Colchester

  • Chris Blomeley, Project Coordinator, Repair Reuse Recycle CIC

  • Leon Pearson, Founder, eCargo Bike Manningtree

  • Martin Gomez Garcia, urbike

  • Emily Harrup, Transport and Sustainability Joint Lead, Colchester Borough Council

  • Rob Turner, Shop Manager, Outspoken Cycles


Followed by panel Q and A

13.15 – 13.45
Lunch served in conference room and departure to cycle track

13.45 – 15.00:

Track demos, networking with the case study speakers and “Learn to Ride” on the track

 

15.00 – 17.00

Drinks reception and extended networking