NonA Weekly: A MATTER OF LOGISTICS
Dear readers and friends,
Cities are the heart of the global economy, accounting for more than 80% of the world Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Roads, rails, and other forms of transportation are the arteries that nourish that heart. When these become clogged or weakened, the results are severe.
With the rise of e-commerce due to technological advancement in on-demand deliveries and the effects of COVID-19, some of the major challenges that cities face include the increase in heavy goods vehicle congestion, roadway safety, and air pollution.
This week’s newsletter is focused on Wide-range Transportation of goods and Last Mile Delivery.
1. URBAN COMMERCIAL TRANSPORT AND THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY
Commercial vehicles (CVs) contribute disproportionately to urban pollution and congestion. Different SOLUTIONS are emerging that could relieve the pressure. This article examines six of these in detail and considers how they can work in three kinds of urban areas: dense, developed cities like London and Tokyo; sprawling, developed cities like Los Angeles and Sydney; and dense, developing cities like Beijing and Mexico City.
2. AMAZON GETS APPROVAL TO DELIVER PACKAGES BY DRONE
Amazon has received authorization from the federal aviation administration (FAA) to begin using its prime air DRONE FLEET to deliver packages to customers. Amazon will now be able to start testing and scaling the system for delivering lightweight packages.
3. LAST-MILE SOLUTION FOR URBAN FREIGHT DELIVERY
According to the European Union-funded CYCLE Logistics, 50% of all motorized trips in European cities related to the transport of goods could be shifted to bikes or cargo bikes. Last-mile DELIVERY is one of the most expensive and highest polluting elements of the supply chain and shifting to cargo bikes can help solve these issues, while also potentially promoting the worker’s health via cycling versus the stress of driving a big van through congested streets.
4. IMPACTS OF TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES ON URBAN MOBILITY
The role of transportation network companies (TNCs) in the urban transport system is under intense debate. This STUDY systematically assesses three aspects of the net impacts of TNCs on urban mobility – road congestion, transit ridership and private vehicle ownership – and examines how these impacts have evolved over time.
5. 5 SOLUTIONS TO URBAN MOBILITY CHALLENGES: POWERED BY VEHICLE DATA
Global megatrends of increasing urbanization significantly impact the already complex MOBILITY environments, and the growing commuter population is being strained by inefficient transportation networks and congested roads on a daily basis. More cars are on the roads, poor synchronization of traffic lights, and unexpected events, such as accidents, severe weather conditions, urban construction sites and even road hailing are the major contributors to today’s increasingly congested roads.
6. THE FIRST AND LAST MILE — THE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORT
All cities face the challenge of developing and providing efficient, healthy and environmentally-friendly mobility. This REPORT provides a comprehensive overview of all main F/L/O mile options for passenger and freight transport. It describes their urban mobility and policy contexts and presents the current state of scientific knowledge on their environment and health effects.
7. ROLE OF GREEN MOBILITY IN LAST-MILE DELIVERY
Sustainability and equity have always been the major concerns seen especially in developing countries where they tend to evolve from traffic-centric to people-centric developments. The majority of the developed cities are now talking about the connectivity through conventional vehicles or any low-carbon emission TRANSPORT options to unlock value from last-mile delivery for cities, transporters and retailers but still addressing last-mile connectivity remains silent.
Stay creative and see you all next week,