Cargo Cycling CO2 Compensation Concept

The development of capitalism is characterised by increasing financialisation. This follows a phase of diminishing returns on markets for tangible goods. Surplus capital of this first phase is not reinvested in more trade and production, but in investments where capital can reproduce itself directly, meaning on financial markets.

If we assume that return on capital equals return on motivation equally resembles a material first phase which is felt has been coming to its end. If we further equal earned financial surplus with surplus motivation earned how can this surplus be invested to reproduce itself? 

A hypothesis could be by investing it into creativity. As has been established to raise climate awareness and to reap real analogies to financialisation, another option might be to consider a Cargo Cycling CO2 Compensation Concept.

At the core of a Cargo Cycling CO2 Compensation Concept is a financialisation idea, selling the mileage cycled by to a counterpart without this counterpart having to own or to operate a cargo bike.

The Cargo Cycling CO2 Compensation Concept offers green investors an option to monetise the inherent sustainable value of without having to ride a bike, let alone a cargo carrying one. As such, provides environmentally conscious investors with its valuable carbon-neutrality thus contributing to greening supply chains.

The snag is that I have stopped cargo cycling.


“A zine is usually a non – commercial, non professional publication, kind of like a magazine but with a twist. The main difference between a magazine and a zine is that zines are not out there to make a profit but, rather, to add other, often unheard voices into the mix.” (, accessed 13th January 2023)

Here is mine summarising what has happened on for your reading pleasure. Enjoy.

Collaborators´ Satisfaction Survey

My bike could not answer all my questions. I decided to ask my collaborators. This is what they told me:

And here is the questionnaire (in German only)

Here are my answers to the questions my collaborators asked me:

Q: How much CO2 has been saved on your trips?

A: To be honest, I don’t know. We humans also exhale CO2; the more the more we exercise. Judged by the level of physical effort I put into my trips the amount of CO2 might be limited. So, may be next time I have to hold my breath when cycling.

Q: Are there other people with similar ideas than you (ie collaborating to move stuff carbon-neutral by cargo bike)?

A: Amazingly, yes! See here, here and here.

Protected Bike Lane

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” So the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations states. Nevertheless, some issues need more protection than others. Provocatively asked, why protect something that is universally enshrined in law?

You are not impeded; you become so only by others´ actions and perceptions. The world of transport just represents a wider cosmos of human interaction. The dream of equality is older than cycling.

Greened Supply Chains

Our reality is only a mental construction. It is a result of our inner beliefs and experiences. What we see as grey, for others it might appear as green. There is no absolute truth.

Narratives of greened supply chains fall on unsuspecting ears. There is no wrong and no right. even when most of us still perceive it as grey.

Splendid Contradictions

We live in a world of splendid contradictions. donates (again) to artenglü, a purveyor of wild flower beds to save remaining bio-diversity. Generous donation for a common cause with funds generated from plenty of cargo cycling trips.

The results of our actions: expensively compensated. There appears to be a requirement to reflect their unintended consequences in the first place.

Oh, by the way, thanks to all MY donors!