US News To avoid traffic jams, the Parisian emergency physicians equip themselves with cargo bikes

19:00  24 september  2020
19:00  24 september  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Les médecins urgentistes de Paris se dotent de vélos cargos électriques (photo d'illustration). © Pixabay / Ikaika The emergency physicians in Paris are getting electric cargo bikes (photo illustration).

Since September, emergency physicians in Paris have been familiarizing themselves with a new mode of transport: cargo bikes. A traffic jam parade whose idea germinated during the strikes last winter against the pension reform. These electric bikes were designed by the Ecox company and have a range of 160 km.

Are the Parisian emergency doctors going to swap their thermal vehicles for cargo bikes? Since September, some of them have been driving around the capital on these machines, reports Actu Paris . The main promise of these two-wheeled utilities: to avoid getting stuck in traffic jams, by allowing them to squeeze between cars, buses and vans.

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- actu Paris (@ actufrparis) September 23, 2020

The medical emergencies of Paris had this idea during the strikes against the pension reform , in December 2019 and January 2020. During this social movement, transport had been severely disrupted, remind our colleagues . Metro or RER users had turned to their cars, creating hundreds of kilometers of traffic jams. Enough to lengthen the journeys of health professionals.

A range of 160 km

Emergency physicians worked with the Ecox company to obtain cargo bikes suited to their activity. Actu Paris details the specifications: the machine must be able to pass easily between cars, guarantee a range of 160 km, be visible from a distance, have a large-volume isothermal box and a 140 dB horn. Its monthly rental costs 135 €.

Cargo bikes are obviously not reserved for emergency doctors. And the craze extends beyond the borders of the capital. Last year in France, nearly 2,500 cargo bikes were sold .

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