Friday, October 2, 2009

Better way?

The Oregonian reports, this morning, * that bicycle delivery of packages and tools by some businesses is being done. How could this excellent principle be applied to broad-scale delivery of goods and packages? The way it is now, for example, UPS has a large number of heavy trucks with truck-drivers driving and delivering packages to individual addresses. The Doser wonders: What if zones about the size that could be covered (with average daily package transport into that area) by a bicyclist in, say, four or five hours? Trucks would deliver to depots in those zones during the night - when they can get around the city easily - and college student cyclists would deliver them in their local areas during the day. (* It did say that but you need a paper entry to read it for yourself.)

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