City logistics service provider CityDepot (part of Bpost) stops the activities in Bruges (B) last summer. Almost three years after the start, it turned out that there was too little volume to make the hub profitable. After just over two years, it turned out that there was not enough potential and that local retailers did not …
Supplying the consumers and businesses in cities is a daily challenge. Among various existing city models, the so-called compact cities presently tend to have more pedestrian zones in cities, which consequently affect surrounding areas; limited parking areas, restricted access for traffic, difficulties to enter with goods, and even access difficulties for the neighbors who live in …
Wicaksono, Satrio (TU Delft Civil Engineering and Geosciences; TU Delft Transport and Planning) explored the potential for bicycle crowdshipping. This would be a potential alternative for future urban parcel deliveries. Understanding the supply and demand characteristics is essential for bicycle crowdshipping platforms to sustain its network of customers and couriers.
When people see Jeroen Meijerink in his bright green ‘Uber Eats’ deliveryman outfit, they wonder whether the University of Twente (NL) scientist switched career paths. ‘No,’ answers the Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management, ‘it’s part of my research.’
Delivery from the transport hub to the shipment’s final destination has become one of the major focus points for logistics service providers as more and more people head online to buy their goods. Quick delivery direct to door is no longer something that is ‘nice to have’, it is a customer expectation. People want their goods …
After Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk’s announced plans to build subterranean tunnels for freight, the Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com said that it is working on a similar plan for underground, urban parcel delivery.
The opportunities to improve urban life using data and specifically urban data collected in the physical environment also create new questions and concerns about data privacy, ownership, and governance. But while every city faces these challenges, no city has put forth a comprehensive plan to overcome them and put data to work for urban populations.
A high diversity in land use of neighborhoods may be beneficial for the physical and mental health of the inhabitants. If confirmed, this may be incorporated into urban planning, in particular regarding the diversity of green space. This is the conclusion of study amongst 4450 Dutch residents.
Deloitte Insight presents an overview of trends and challenges in smart packaging. The good news is that the cost of these sensors is declining and will likely at some point be low enough to place on everyday consumer goods and parcels.
The City of London Planning Document for freight and services provides additional guidance on the interpretation of policies in the City of London Local Plan in relation to freight and servicing movements in the so-called Square Mile.