UPS Testing Customer Coaster Trikes for Deliveries in Toronto
From The Star.com
A new type of vehicle is about to roll out on Toronto’s streets.
UPS announced Monday the U.S.-based shipping giant is a launching a pilot project using cargo bikes for package deliveries.
At a press conference outside city hall to mark the launch of the project, Mayor John Tory said deploying cargo bikes could help reduce congestion and mitigate the “traffic nightmares that people experience in this city.”
“It’s time we take a look at something like this because it’s being done in Frankfurt, in Vienna, in Hamburg, in Rome. And it has made a difference in those cities; they know that,” he said.
According to UPS Canada President Christoph Atz, this is the first time it has piloted the vehicles in Canada, although it has used cargo bikes in cities around the world. Atz called it “another step towards a more sustainable city.”