A £2m eCargo Bike Grant Fund from the has been shared by 18 local authorities across England.

The funding will be used by councils to purchase ecargo bikes for their own fleets or for use by local businesses.

Tim Anderson, head of transport at Energy Saving Trust, said: 'These projects will purchase a total of 273 ecargo bikes and nine ecargo bike trailers, enabling more businesses to benefit from access. A further 409 ecargo bikes have been grant funded direct to 146 organisations through the national element of the programme.

'eCargo bikes are an attractive low carbon transport solution that are becoming more widely adopted. They offer significant benefits, most impressively fuel cost savings and contributing to improved local air quality which are particularly attractive as we work towards a green recovery following the Covid-19 outbreak.'

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