About Bike Box
Bike Box tackles the environmental and social issues of today, building a positive model for the future. It draws on personal experience of Edward Bell and how the simple addition of a bike with panniers (bike bags) opened up his life in London. It transformed mundane and costly journeys about town into a joyous freedom and widened the city’s horizons.
We believe that cycling food around has many benefits:
… It keeps people fit, both mentally and physically.
… It is low-cost.
… It is entirely non-polluting.
… It lowers congestion in the city.
… It creates employment opportunities for young people in their communities.
… It improves people’s awareness of their neighbourhood.
and … It makes local food distribution visible in the streets of our cities.
At Bike Box we manage the network of deliveries that connects food growers and sellers with their consumers. We source and train a local workforce as necessary, cycling the produce in groups or individually to restaurants or individual veg box consumers.
A tailored, bicycle delivery service that can meet any company’s needs and offers so much more than just being zero-carbon. The social impact we make is in up-skilling and creating jobs for young people who want it.
Meet the team
Edd – I am highly inspired by the notion of ‘Place-Making’ via social design, interaction and reaction, exchange and development.
Since I began studying ‘Design for Sustainability’ my projects soon went beyond the conventional confines of design and explored ideas for moving towards a more sustainable future.
I have since been involved with numerous aspects of events and festivals, mainly in the field of performing arts and music. I joined the amazing Otesha Project UK team in 2010 and work part-time as the Change Projects coordinator. Other involvements see me working as a freelance bike mechanic and ‘Dr Bike’ for Bike Works and coordinating the yearly ‘village fete’ festival installation as a co-founder of the ‘love garden collective’!
Charlie – I want to make cities better places for more people. I am a sustainability consultant, with a background in architecture and urbanism, where social and environmental goals are my priorities. I am a keen cyclist and fascinated by how we manage to feed our cities daily! I recently graduated the LSE’s Cities Programme where I studied contemporary urban society and how to make well researched interventions through urban design, policy and action. I also worked for 3 years at the Royal Institute of British Architects managing projects on sustainability.
Meet our amazing supportive bunch:
SSE - The School for Social Entrepreneurs.
The Otesha Proejct UK - mobilising our generation to create social and environmental change.
Bike Works - uses bikes to tackle environmental, social & economic challenges in London.
Pop - digital marketing agency.
OrganicLea - a food grower’s cooperative in London’s Lea Valley.