UPS announces Seattle-based cargo eBike pilot program

October 30, 2018 www.supplychain247.com

UPS is taking its delivery processes to the streets. While that does not sound like anything major in itself, it comes with a caveat in that it is taking delivery to the streets on two bicycle wheels, rather than the customary four via its much more commonly used delivery trucks and vans. This is happening through a partnership between UPS and the City of Seattle, Washington, which was announced last week, in the form of a downtown Seattle delivery pilot with pedal-assist cargo e-Bikes and customized modular trailers. UPS said these bikes will deliver packages in Seattle’s Pike Place market, as well as downtown Seattle on sidewalks and in designated bike lanes, too.

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