Hounslow Council unanimously supports Cargo Bike scheme

Image above: Councillor Ron Mushiso on his cargo bike and Councillor Jack Emsley

Bikes with space for cargo increasingly popular in the borough

Hounslow councillors voted unanimously on Tuesday to back a Conservative motion to support the rollout of cargo bikes across the borough.

The motion to improve sustainable cargo transport in Hounslow was proposed by Councillor Ron Mushiso (Chiswick, Gunnersbury) and seconded by Councillor Kuldeep Tak (Feltham North).

It called for a range of measures to be adopted by Hounslow Council, including grants for businesses looking to adopt cargo bikes, implementing specialist training for business employees and assessing the use of developer and TfL funds to create courier hubs.

Councillor Ron Mushiso is a regular cargo bike user, and actively uses the sustainable form of transport as part of his voluntary work with the Chiswick Flower Market.

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Mushiso said:

“I’m so pleased councillors on both sides united to back my motion on cargo bikes. As a cargo bike user myself, I know how efficient this mode of transport can be, not to mention the fantastic environmental and health benefits associated with increased cargo bike use.

“It’s a fantastic mode of transport both for local businesses and for our borough more widely, look forward to seeing the measures backed on Tuesday implemented widely across the borough.”