Bikes are efficient, reliable and healthy ways to deliver and move goods and services in the city.
Many types of bikes can be used such as two-wheeled pedal bikes, bikes with trailers, cargo bikes, trikes, and electric-assist bikes.
The term “cyclelogistics” is used to describe the integration of bikes into the goods movement network to improve the efficiency and reduce the impacts of deliveries in cities. This use of bikes instead of trucks and vans is common in many cities around the world and is beginning to take off in Canada.
Review the Cargo Bike Guide for Businesses PDF file (2.7 MB) for more information on cargo bike styles, trends, benefits, regulations, and more.
Licenses and permits you need to operate a business with your bike
Bike couriers operate a self-propelled bicycle to transport goods. Find out how to get your bike courier licence and renew your bike courier plate.
Pedicabs are self-propelled or motor-assisted three-wheeled vehicles that transport up to two people (plus the driver). Find out how to apply for a pedicab licence.
If you want to sell food on city property using a vending unit that you move from location to location, you need a roaming food vending permit.