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About the study
The current paper summarises the status and evolving trend in cargo-bikesharing by analysing five essential aspects of current cargo-bikesharing schemes in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland: operators, sharing systems, cargo-bike technology, users, and impacts. We thereby provide orientation on whether cargo-bikesharing can serve as an effective means of reducing both motorised traffic and its associated negative impacts for human health and the environment.