The Bicycle in the Commerce of Rio De Janeiro

Evidence of bike efficiency can and should be proven in every possible way. Cargo vehicles powered by human propulsion are the best way to meet the costly and laborious “last kilometer”, an expression that sums up the logistical challenge of delivering a product to the final consumer.

Four years after the pioneering survey on Copacabana’s cargo bicycles, Active Transportation in partnership with the ITDP and British Embassy went on the field again for the same purpose. Discover and publicize the importance of cycling in nine different regions, in the densest square kilometer of the most representative districts of the city’s seven subprefectures. The data provide information on deliveries in different parts of the city and allow an investigation into the benefits of this service to the city, traffic and the environment.

The Numbers Of Bicycle Logistics In Rio De Janeiro

Numbers always allow us to tell stories. Find out for example that restaurants and snack bars are the most common establishments, but that pharmacies employ the majority of deliverers and make the largest number of deliveries. In addition, beverage markets and distributors make up 71% of the tricycle fleet. And value estimates help you glimpse the importance of pedals to turn urban microeconomics.

In total, there were 322 establishments, 628 vehicles, 658 cyclists/tricyclists who make 7,524 deliveries/day.

When setting an average value of R $ 20.00 per delivery, it will be R $ 150,480.00 per day; R $ 3,461,040.00 per month and R $ 41,532,480.00 per year. On average the deliveries cover a radius of 3 km. In a conservative estimate, if each trip of the deliverers has 1km between round trips will be 7,524km/day, 173,052km/month and 2,076,624km/ year.

Importance In The Present, Potential For The Future

Biking and urban density are good pairs. In less dense regions, with more houses and a sparse commerce, motorized deliveries are often more common. Already in dense neighborhoods, with many buildings and local commerce, the bicycle reigns. The positive impacts with the current picture are visible, with tons of toxic gases and CO2 ceasing to be issued annually. Valuing the delivery professional and encouraging more establishments to use this service is therefore a measure not only of local but also global efficiency and impacts.

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