Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Office Depot goes by bike in London!

According to this recent article, Office Depot uses electric-assisted cargo bicycles to deliver supplies to customers within certain areas of London (England). Not only do the bike deliveries save the company money on fuel costs, they also save on parking and congestion surcharges that the city imposes within certain high-traffic zones.
The fleet of eight bikes makes about 900 deliveries a day, assisted by a van that acts as a mobile distribution hub. This system is able to about 75 percent of the company's daily delivery needs within the city limits.

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