Bicycling lawyers! Impressed by the original concept and social value of the VELOFABRIK project, DBB took delivery of 6 bicycles and 2 ‘Brompton’ cycles in 2015, to help promote the mobility of its team in the city. Equipped with document panniers for files, DBB lawyers now take two wheels to hearings at the law courts and external client meetings. If they wish, DBB Clients can also make use of the bikes, whether to attend a meeting or a lunch in town. DBB has also promoted the idea to its neighbours at the ‘Artsbel’ building, making its 2 wheel transport available with the co-operation of the landlord, who is also impressed by this green mobility project, and has provided a new secure area for storage of the bicycles.
Bicycles designed by Bruxellois for Bruxellois? VELOFABRIK manufactures elegant and practical bicycles made for Bruxellois by Bruxellois in Brussels. In addition to its technical achievements, and the many advantages of mobility on 2 wheels in town, the socio-economic dimension of the VELOFABRIK project is an invaluable positive from DBB’s point of view. VELOFABRIK is a cooperative company with a social purpose (scrl fs). Its bicycles, mainly sourced from European components, are assembled manually by a Brussels based workforce. It has already created ten new jobs (mechanics, salespeople, administrative staff ...). A part of the profits are reinvested to promote research in the field of active mobility.
A bicycle is good for ... Urban mobility, respect for the environment, reducing the need for and cost of parking spaces, motivation and well-being of the team, keeping fit, meeting people, a positive and active profile for a law firm in a changing legal profession.
What about support? project brings together the manufacturing and accessories team, the designer (‘OBLIQUE’), comprehensive insurance provision, a landlord who is interested in promoting the comfort and security of its tenants and a dedicated maintenance provider "VELOFABRIK ZERO WORRY."
Are you interested ? to Jean-Philippe Gerkens’ efforts and those of the entire VELOFABRIK team our experience has been entirely positive. DBB gives its full support to further promoting this initiative.