Cargo bikes are zero emission and require less road space than cars or vans, offering a good alternative for deliveries that can help improve local air quality and ease congestion. A charity in Islington has made financial savings of around £140 per month by switching from diesel van deliveries to cargo bike couriers.
Team up with neighbours to get the best deal from a supplier. Businesses in Bond Street successfully set up a preferred supplier 'Buyer's Club', resulting in waste-related vehicle trips being reduced from 144 to nine per day, a 94% fall.
Aim to move deliveries outside the morning peak. A national health and beauty retailer cut journey times by 18.5%, NOx by 28%, and fuel usage by 3.2%.
Assess what is and isn't business-critical. Personal items are believed to make up 30-40% of all deliveries to workplaces. Our research tells us 67% of people are willing to use alternative collection points for personal deliveries, which can reduce traffic to your workplace.
Reducing personal deliveries to your business
Festive deliveries advice for businesses
Example intranet article - personal deliveries
Example email for employees - personal deliveries
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Personal deliveries poster 1
Delivery monitoring survey for businesses
Personal delivery survey for employees
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