Cargo Bike Pilot between UPS and Montana’s Coaster Cycles in Seattle Reduces Emissions by 30%

1 November 2021

“The Seattle pilot—a partnership between the city, Coaster Cycles, logistics company AxleHire, and others, coordinated by the University of Washington’s Urban Freight Lab—tested last-mile alternatives like e-cargo bikes and delivery lockers, in hopes of finding solutions that reduced emissions and eased traffic.”

“Along with reducing emissions, using e-bikes and the microhub halved the number of miles traveled per package compared to traditional truck routes, which helped to reduce congestion.”

“Should a city be providing space in dense neighborhoods for logistics activities? Absolutely they should, and they’re not doing that now,”


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