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Bike messengers to deliver official documents in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
The bike messenger company Molenbike has landed a new, major client – the Brussels municipality of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre.
Today official letters and parcels from the commune are delivered by car. From now on, planning permissions, budget documents and reports addressed to public administration centres will be delivered by Molenbike, a Brussels cooperative of bike messengers.
The bike messengers will ride out three times a week to collect and deliver the commune’s official documents.
“Deliveries by car had a negative impact on air quality, our environmental footprint and traffic jams,” a press release sent out by the commune states. “Bikes are moreover slowly becoming a more rapid means of getting around Brussels.”
The collaboration between Woluwe-Saint-Pierre and Molenbike is a trial project that is fully being funded by Brussels Mobility, the regional government service responsible for mobility in the Brussels-Capital Region. The trial project is set to last three months. If it receives a positive evaluation, the duration of the project will be extended.
Molenbike, the Molenbeek-based cooperative of bike messengers, specialises in transporting local and eco-friendly products. Its clients include the Bruzz news company, the Brussels Beer Project, and the organic supermarket cooperative Färm.
Written by Linda A. Thompson
Photo courtesy Twitter Molenbike