Cargo bike guidelines and supporting materials


Cargo bikes - an asset for a sustainable transport system (2021) - download PDF

Guidelines for citites and municipalities för using and promoting cargo bikes as a way of achieving climate targets.


These guidelines aim to provide an overview of why and how to introduce and promote cargo bikes in your municipality or agency and encourage the use of cargo bikes by residents or organizations. Its content was developed based on experiences from the CoBiUM South Baltic programme and the expertise of the partners involved.

The guidelines consist of five parts:

  • An overview, contextualizing cargo bikes in the general transport system. 
  • General considerations when planning to work with cargo bikes
  • Step-by-step guidelines for introducing cargo bikes
    • In a municipal department/organization
    • In bike libraries serving residents and organizations
    • For business purposes
  • Promotion and communication
  • Challenges and solutions


Language versions

Download the guidelines in Danish, German, Polish or Swedish.

Supporting material

Decision flow chart and user need analysis for cargo bikes (2021)- download PDF

By starting to look at the transportation need instead of the vehicle, gives you the opportunity to break old habits, think new and make changes. 


Check list for procurement of cargo bikes  - download the check list as a Word file.

You choose which parts of the checklist you will use. Tick the requirements you want to include. Then delete the parts that are not relevant for your procurement.


Promotion material

If you want to promote cargo bikes in your city, here are some free templates you can use and adapt to your offer.  Download a zipped file with InDesign files.


You can also get a copy of the CoBiUM cargo bike promotion film for adaptation to your own needs. Just contact info[at]


 CoBiUM (Feb 2018 - Oct 2021) is part-financed by the South Baltic Programme, which supports joint cross-border efforts to improve the quality and environmental sustainability of transport services in the South Baltic area.

The contents of this web page are the sole responsibility of the author[s] and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union, the Managing Authority or the Joint Secretariat of the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020.