SESTran is vlogging it for SURFLOGH in Edinburgh!
Edinburgh's unique challenges
The medieval city of Edinburgh has it’s own unique historical infrastructure – that’s not something one can change. The steep hills, cobblestones and lack of suitable infrastructure form serious challenges – not to mention the weather! “During our collaboration with Zedify and their Scottish delivery hubs, we’ve witnessed how these cargo-bike delivery heroes have made exceptional adaptations to the particular challenges Edinburgh presents,” says Keith Fisken of SEStran. In terms of the delivery fleet, the bikes have had to be continually adjusted to absorb the knocks of some extreme wear-and-tear conditions (including suspension, tyre pressure, width and size of trailer, weight distribution etc.) As a result, Zedify can now use existing cycling infrastructure and provide an efficient service – also proving to be a commercially sustainable logistics alternative.
Efficient, smart, green
“This is the future for inner city deliveries across the UK," says Keith. “Cargo-bike deliveries, in combination with small electric vehicles. Efficient logistics are essential to every city. The SURFLOGH project has helped us to create sustainable solutions and develop a map towards smarter, greener ways of getting goods from A to B. It’s about keeping Edinburgh livable and successful, whilst improving air quality and the quality of city living.”
Inspired by similarities & differences
Keith has sold us on SURFLOGH’s success in Edinburgh and the benefits of working and learning within this transnational collaboration. “Each partner has brought its own identity and challenges to the table. We’ve not only learned from the similarities but also been mutually inspired by the differences.”