Coaster Cycles helps UVA be more sustainable
Source: CBS19 News
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Coaster Cycles is trying out having its electric cargo bikes at the University of Virginia in a year-long pilot program.
The electric bike has a trailer connected to it so that things can be transported without a vehicle. The UVA Facilities Management Fleet is the first to try it out at the school.
Tim Andrus, a gardener for Facilities Management, said he has enjoyed using the new Coaster Cycles electric bike while he works.
“It really helps us to get our job done efficiently, easily, and quietly,” said Andrus.
In a pilot with UVA that started in August, Coaster Cycles is testing out the ways the cargo bikes can be used on a university campus.
“We’ve used it to tote tools around,” said Andrus. “We’ve had several flats of annual plants like violas that we toted around in the gardens to get to one place from another where we’re planting them.”
Mike Duffy, the transportation operations and fleet manager for UVA Facilities Management, said this bike could help them reach their sustainability goal.