Urban Goods Delivery

The Final 50 Feet: Urban Goods Delivery System

This research is analyzing processes, developing potential solutions, and piloting operational improvements in the final 50 feet of the urban goods delivery system. The final 50’ of the urban delivery system begins at the city-owned curb, commercial vehicle load zone, or sidewalk; extends through privately-owned building freight bays; and may end in the common areas within a building such as the lobby. 

Learn more about our three-year partnership with the City of Seattle Department of Transportation.

Several of this project’s most promising low-cost and high-value recommendations will be tested in the SCTL Urban Freight Lab – a living laboratory comprised of retailers, technology companies, goods delivery firms, building owner/operators, and cities. The UW Urban Freight Lab is organized and staffed by the SCTL Center.