We where delighted to be invited to the announcement around Oxford's final draft proposals for the zero emission zone to be introduced on the 1st of December 2020. We're proud to be a part of the road to zero in Oxford and showing deliveries/logistics can be done in an emission free way.
This is the short end of a very large wedge as the red zone is really a small testing area before it gets expanded and developed further. The date of the red zone launch is of particular significance for online deliveries as its the run up to Christmas which can see increases of 100% or more in volumes so many parcel carriers will look to solve this across the summer months in whats called peak planning.
Our full response for the Press release is below
We’re very excited to see these bold measures coming from local government. We all face a severe climate emergency, globally and locally - Many damaging particulates and emissions come from transport and protecting the health of residents should always be a priority.
“The rise of online deliveries has presented a range of transport issues for medieval cities like Oxford - Cargo bikes can deliver up to 51% of all goods in cities and we enjoy inspiring residents and business’s showing what is possible to be delivered by the humble cargo bike. We now work with over 80 local businesses delivering everything from parcels to veg boxes to urgent medication and we've managed to save an estimated 30 tons of co2 from cycling across 2019. The ZEZ gives us as a local business the confidence to invest further and be much more ambitious in 2020 to help Oxford towards emission free deliveries.
“We look forward to working with the two councils to help support and develop these measures, if this is going to work, then we will all have to work together. The challenges we face are extremely daunting but the road to zero is achievable if we act now"
Christopher Benton, Director of Pedal & Post
FULL Press Release: click here