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City enthusiast with a genuine passion for everything outdoor-related, especially when it involves a little bit of sunshine, my bicycle and some good company.   For me, a liveable city is one with lots of green, vibrant public spaces and happy people on their bikes. 

Pedalling Towards Change: The Case for Cargo Bikes in City Logistics

Cargo bikes and trikes are fast, flexible, they offer large storage capacity, and on top of all that, they produce zero tailpipe emissions. In other words, cargo bikes are the perfect fit for deliveries and parcel pick-ups in dense urban areas.   From a Niche Solution Towards Mainstream Cargo bikes are...

“Truck or Trike?” – How a Vancouver Co-Op Challenges the Status Quo of Last Mile Delivery

In the highly competitive logistics business environment, Shift Delivery is taking delivery trucks off, and cargo trikes onto Vancouver’s streets. All by putting community over profit. Here’s what it means to deliver goods the good way, even in times of crisis! The Canadian City of Vancouver is home to Shift...

How to Make Last Mile Deliveries More Efficient (and Green): The Challenge

It’s a simple equation: A growing number of people living in cities plus a growing e-commerce sector plus a growing parcel volume equals traffic collapse, right? Well, maybe. But maybe not! We show how cities can outsmart this linear logic and avoid traffic collapse by taking the right actions....

How to Deliver Goods via a Micro Hub: Insights from a Package Delivery Company

“We don’t need another empirical study on micro hubs. We have run enough trials – now is the time to act.” Rainer Kiehl, Project Manager for City Logistics at UPS Hamburg, is convinced that with today's knowledge, every package delivery company would theoretically be able to introduce zero-emission logistics...

How to Consolidate for Last Mile – Learnings from a Small Dutch City

„Everybody was complaining, but nobody was working on a solution”, as former Inner-City Manager of the City of Nijmegen, Birgit Hendriks was never planning to get into logistics. And yet, that is what she did. More than a decade later, the urban consolidation centre (UCC) in Nijmegen is still...

Think Outside the Box – How to Co-Use Public Transport Facilities for City Logistics

Setting up micro hubs is a promising approach to last-mile delivery. Yet, what is often missing is a suitable space in city centres. Using public transport facilities such as a bus garage or tram depot for logistical operations is one possible solution to this problem. In the RemiHub project,...