Shared Micro depots for Urban pickups and Delivery (SMUD)

Finished Q4/2020 The distribution centre pilot ran 06/2020 - 12/2020. It aim was to gain new insights and lessons learned about the delivery of parcels by bicycles in particular for European-wide utilisation.

The pilot implemented a local distribution centre for parcels. The hub, operated jointly by six operators, is located next to Helsinki’s busy Baana pedestrian and bicycle corridor. It was opened on 9 June 2020. The pilot ran until the end of 2020 and during that time, companies could bring their parcels to the shared distribution centre instead of every delivery company driving into the congested city centre with their own vehicles. From there, the deliveries were coordinated resource-efficiently utilising electric bikes and other low-emission transport modes.