A3: Loads on wheels – holistic strategies for delivery by cycle
The trend towards online trade, which has been increasing sharply for years, has been given a further boost by the COVID-19 pandemic. The last mile is becoming increasingly important under the current circumstances for deliveries to the door or to alternative depots. To enable cargo and logistics to be shifted to pedal cycles, new vehicle types are emerging that are suitable for the transport of both goods and persons and provide new impetus for the logistics sector. Now, the various stakeholders from the retail trade, the logistics sector and the cycling industry need to be better connected and need to implement joint area-wide strategies. This forum will show what best practice solutions there are for sustainable delivery solutions as well as the (legal) framework needed for them to be implemented. What is the role in this context of holistic strategies that integrate micro depots as well as parcel delivery into hubs to transport goods flexibly and without emissions beyond the last mile?
“Diverse parcel infrastructure for diversity in parcel delivery in towns and cities”, Marten Bosselmann, Parcel and Express Logistics Association
“What new vehicles will neighbourhoods and public authorities have to be prepared for?”, Ernst Brust, Bicycle Industry Association
“Cyclelogistics EU – trial culture and pilot projects from various European cities”, Susanne Wrighton, Institut für Verkehrspädagogik
“Real-time routing for cargo cycle delivery – presentation of “Smart RadL” project”, Steffen Bengel, Mobility Ecosystems Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft und Technologiemanagement IAT
Dr Tom Assmann, German Cycling Logistics Association