Can UPS (and other delivery companies) Do This In Asbury Park?

Cargo bikes are becoming the answer to delivering goods to businesses on city streets all over Europe. UPS  is starting up in Seattle where UPS started in Seattle in 1907 as a bicycle messenger company. The company said it is pursuing the experiment for both for sustainability and business reasons. Bike delivery is aimed at helping achieve climate goals and also reducing “dwell time” — idling in traffic — a nod to the efficiency of bike lanes, especially in crowded urban areas. This would be a great solution to concerns about double parked delivery trucks on Main Street in Asbury Park!

UPS to Test E-Bike Deliveries in Seattle

By Angie Schmitt 

Get ready for UPS in the bike lane — in a good way, finally. The global shipping company is testing out special e-bike cargo delivery in downtown Seattle and near the Pike Place Market.

The pilot program will use a specially made detachable trailer that can hold up to 400 pounds, using a bike that will powered by both pedals and electricity.

In a news release, the company said it is pursuing the experiment for both for sustainability and business reasons. Bike delivery is aimed at helping achieve climate goals and also reducing “dwell time” — idling in traffic — a nod to the efficiency of bike lanes, especially in crowded urban areas.

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https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/10/30/ups-to-test-e-bike-deliveries-in-seattle/