First & Last Mile
Freight and delivery have and always will be an important necessity for functional city centres. With this comes challenges including congestion and delivery efficiency, fuel cost and pollution, precarious employment for gig-economy workers, and inappropriate mixed use of urban spaces that doesn’t work for delivery companies and puts more vulnerable road-users at risk. However new initiatives making use of zero and low emissions last mile delivery are rising at speed, with many companies implementing varieties of cargobikes and trikes, and monetising this logistics approach in new evolutions of this industry.
This edition of BYCS Perspectives, in partnership with the International Cargo Bike Festival, explores how sustainable last-mile delivery solutions can positively impact our urban environments and revolutionise logistics.