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E-cargo bikes halve delivery times of chemotherapy medicines to Oxford NHS sites

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Alex Bowden

Alex has been editor of ebiketips since 2021. He previously contributed news, reviews and more to and has also had a parallel (largely lapsed) career writing about cricket for various publications.


3 years 2 months ago

I think this is great news - but I wonder if the time savings are actually down to the e-bikes. It sounds like deliveries now go direct from supplier to destination rather than doing a circuit of all the destinations. That would speed things up even without bikes being involved. I'm sure bikes have helped with roadwork delays as well - just not sure that is the significant factor.

I am still glad deliveries are now done by ebike (it's somewhat ironic for healthcare to be causing pollution) but I'm not sure the article isn't somewhat misleading (either a) in the cause of the speed up or b) in making me falsely think its misleading in respect to the cause of the speed up Smile ).

3 years 2 months ago

Sorry Sriracha, didn't see your comment there. Completely agree. This initiative is one aspect of any green economy; the benefits wide ranging.

3 years 2 months ago

Now that's what I call a positive cycling story!

3 years 2 months ago

And... that is three people whose health is likely to place less demand on NHS services compared to the previous sedentary driver. The more jobs that include this type of "health insurance" the better, for employees and the NHS, and the environment we all enjoy.