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Online Shopping Was Supposed to Keep People Out of Traffic. It Only Made Things Worse

Time Magazine
December 18, 2018

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.”

Where’s my package? Common carrier freight lockers can ease city traffic and prevent failed deliveries

The Conversation
December 14, 2018

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

Urban Freight Lab student data collectors document delivery times in Seattle Municipal Tower pilot project.
Urban Freight Lab student data collectors document delivery times in Seattle Municipal Tower pilot project.
Fast Company
December 12, 2018

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's electric tricycle is good for up to 18 miles of range, and is now delivering packages in parts of Seattle where driving no longer makes sense.
Wired
December 6, 2018

UPS is collaborating with the University of Washington's Urban Freight Lab on a pilot.

UPS launching cargo eBikes in downtown Seattle

Anne Goodchild talks to KIRO 7.
November 2, 2018

You’ll soon see a miniature version of the classic UPS delivery vehicles on Seattle sidewalks and bicycle lanes. 

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