May 9, 2006
Congestion and the Last Mile
Hat tip to reader Randy Evans who passed on this link for a European pilot program on managing congestion due to city-center deliveries.
What might a similar program look like here in our region?
May 9, 2006 2:07 PM
How about bicycles with trailers, luggage carts, and handtrucks at a central staging area where delivery trucks make a pass-off to local non-motorized distribution of goods?
May 9, 2006 2:10 PM
Lenny Anderson Says:
Everyone buys Sprinter vans.
May 9, 2006 2:38 PM
Bob R. Says:
There's a plug-in-hybrid Sprinter van coming out. Won't do much for congestion per-se, but will do a lot for street level pollution and noise.
- Bob R.
May 9, 2006 4:10 PM
Chris Smith Says:
I like the idea of having a neighborhood delivery center. You could walk or bike to pick up your stuff, or arrange delivery to your house in a neighborhood-friendly vehicle.
Maybe a market opportunity for Kinkos?
May 9, 2006 4:18 PM
Michael Wilson Says:
The Sprinter might be just the vehicle for
urban transportation. How many people can one of those be designed to hold? And if we can get the area's governments to open the for-hire transportion codes to more providers and some fresh ideas the log jam might just break-up.
As long as Mom needs a car to get to the grocery store on the weekend we will never see a break through.