Changing Delivery to Make London Air Safe

Changing Delivery to Make London Air Safe

Alan Barrie, Senior Advisor for E-Commerce and Urban Logistics at Transport for London, talks about how changes to delivery can improve air quality:

  • Overview of the types of vehicles on London’s streets
  • TfL’s responsibilities
  • The effect of London’s congestion charge
  • What the ULEZ (ultra low emission zone) means for the delivery sector
  • Reducing emissions and improving efficiencies in the last mile
  • Consumer-centric delivery solutions
  • The UK’s fractured PUDO networks
  • Parcel locker networks – open vs closed
  • Merchants’ role in striving for the most sustainable delivery options
  • Failed first-time residential deliveries – and the alternatives to home delivery
  • Alternatively powered vehicles (including electric vehicles, bikes, cargo bikes)
  • Micro delivery depots
  • Courier safety in the last mile
  • City logistics
  • B2B deliveries
  • Same-day delivery and its environmental impact
  • Road safety

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About The Author

Ian Kerr

Ian Kerr is the founder and host of the Postal Hub Podcast. He has presented at many prominent postal and delivery events, and has contributed articles to Post&Parcel, the Mail & Express Review as well as chapters in Reinventing the post (2013) and Exploring New Frontiers: Reshaping the postal industry (2018).

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