Moving Forward Series: Sustainable Freight Transport in the Aftermath of the Pandemic
The LEDS GP Transport Working Group is publishing a series of papers co-authored by young people from around the world on sustainable recovery for the transport sector: Leveraging insights from COVID-19 response measures to drive more sustainable, inclusive and resilient transport systems.
An Essential Shift to Sustainable Freight Transport in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Autonomous Robots, Crowdshipping and Cargo Bikes
The COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt manufacturing and global supply chains, with a noticeable shift in freight travel patterns and last mile deliveries. The paper “An Essential Shift to Sustainable Freight Transport in the Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Autonomous Robots, Crowdshipping and Cargo Bikes” presents new low-carbon initiatives that can make the landscape of post-COVID-19 freight deliveries sustainable. Several emerging examples include autonomous delivery robots in North America, crowdshipping services in Asia, and e-cargo bikes in Latin American and Caribbean countries.
This paper was co-authored by Agnivesh Pani, and Chris Dekki, Angela Enriquez and Nikola Medimorec from the LEDS Transport Working Group.
Download the paper here.