Cargo bikes present interesting opportunities for more efficient last mile distribution. TRELab is going to test this potential in the city of Rome, within the context of the Logistics Living Lab for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan.
The cargo bikes will be tested in areas of the city that have high level of congestion, have particular necessities for delivery and are difficult to reach by van or truck. According to the living lab methodology, the project involves different stakeholders to co-create a solution that has the potential to be efficient and sustainable for all.
The partners for the cargo bikes project are the department for transport of the city of Rome, Roma Servizi per la Mobilità, and logistics provider UPS. TRELab and the partners will develop, experiment and assess the performance of the cargo bikes and decide on the potential scalability of the project to wider areas.