Exploring logistics in Edinburgh
While Napier University TRI’s researcher Dr Jonathan Cowie has recently produced a robust report on the development of a business model framework and case studies for each of the five regional pilots, Charlie Mulholland, Managing Director of Zedify Glasgow/Edinburgh continues to tackle the practicalities of cycle logistics in different urban contexts.
Keith Fisken, the project’s manager at SEStran explains: “The pilot logistic hub in the Haymarket area of central Edinburgh allows us to explore different commercial approaches to logistics in a crowded urban environment like Edinburgh. We re-mode deliveries typically made by diesel van or truck and we consolidate making the whole process far more efficient.” The triple-helix methodology is providing valuable insights into future approaches to sustainable city logistics by investigating:
- The establishment of commercial operations through bottom-up rather than top-down approaches.
The importance of key partnerships, both public-private and private-private.
The need to increase public awareness.
The importance of validating the concept of the last sustainable mile in order to increase commercial confidence.
Read more: https://www.zedify.co.uk/edinburgh