TNT Italy has launched a bike delivery service to cover a designated traffic restricted zone in the city center of Milan, Italy. TNT’s five cyclists will replace the four vans that formerly served the area, generating an overall CO? reduction of between 110 lb and 176 lb per day.
Each biker will travel an average of 12 miles each day, the equivalent of approximately 3100 miles per year. Making nearly 80 stops daily, the cyclists will maintain a level of productivity similar to levels achieved previously by the traditional vans. TNT’s bike delivery service uses “Fixie” bicycles, or bikes with fixed gears rather than multiple gears, provided by BH Bikes. These bikes are light (26 lb), practical and easy to drive in the congested downtown area.
This initiative is part of TNT’s strategy to increase both efficiency and productivity in complex urban environments, while providing eco-friendly transport solutions for last mile deliveries. It also supports the company’s ambition to reduce its CO?emissions.
The bike delivery service in Milan is the first step of a wider bike and e-bike project TNT Italy will implement in other cities in Northern Italy including Turin, Monza and Bergamo.
May 13, 2015