Logistics researchers used to worry about the first and last mile as the most problematic and least efficient part of freight movement. “Now,” Anne Goodchild says, “we worry about the last 50 feet.”
Online Shopping Was Supposed to Keep People Out of Traffic. It Only Made Things Worse
Where’s my package? Common carrier freight lockers can ease city traffic and prevent failed deliveries
Rising e-commerce means more delivery trucks and urban gridlock. Anne Goodchild and Barbara Ivanov write that lockers at transit centers, where carriers can leave packages for people who live or work nearby, are a potential solution.
Porch piracy has ruined online shopping, but there’s a simple fix
Stolen packages represent one of the biggest service-design challenges facing today’s retail companies. Urban Freight Lab researchers have an idea for a fix.
UPS Tries Delivery Tricycles as Seattle's Traffic Doom Looms
UPS is collaborating with the University of Washington's Urban Freight Lab on a pilot.
UPS launching cargo eBikes in downtown Seattle
You’ll soon see a miniature version of the classic UPS delivery vehicles on Seattle sidewalks and bicycle lanes.