The rise of e-commerce has dramatically increased the presence of delivery vans in our cities, causing more C02 emissions, noise pollution, and congestion. The issue is particularly prominent in the last-mile, where pollution and noise directly affects citizens' quality of life.
The city of Madrid, like many others, has suffered the negative effects from the increase of deliveries. Through the #ChallengeMyCity programme, the need for a sustainable last-mile delivery system was identified as one of the city's urban mobility challenges. A pan-European call was then opened to find an innovative solution to be piloted for a six-month period.
Following the end of the pilot, the economic, social, and environmental impact has been assessed to determine its potential for long-term integration and allow the city to better understand the mobility challenges it faces and how to solve them.