The Final 50 Feet program looks at methods to improve delivery and the last 50 feet of the supply chain, such as loading areas, traffic control and street design. The urban freight lab will pilot low-cost and high-value actions to optimize operations of goods.
This will help us understand, maintain and enhance safer and efficient deliveries throughout the city. The Seattle Department of Transportation entered into a 3-year partnership with the University of Washington and private businesses, known as the Urban Freight Lab, to find ways for making it easier to deliver goods in Seattle and other large cities.
The project was presented during a very interesting webinar in January 2018 with four four presentations, given by:
- Anne Goodchild, University of Washington, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center, Urban Freight Lab
- Barb Ivanov, University of Washington, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center, Urban Freight Lab
- Chris Eaves, Seattle Department of Transportation
- Mike Mirides, United States Postal Service