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Crowdshipping: a communal approach to reducing urban traffic levels

Crowdshipping applies crowd sourcing to the delivery of freight, mainly in urban areas.  It gives ordinary citizens a chance to carry small consignments for others, often in the course of their normal travel, for a fee. It is an example of the so-called ‘gig economy’ in action.  It offers the potential to combine freight deliveries with personal travel, thereby reducing vehicle-kms, fuel consumption and emissions.  In recent years there has been a proliferation of online platforms providing crowdshipping services.  Recently UBER and Amazon have entered the market with ambitious plans to use crowdshipping to transform the local delivery of packages in urban areas.   This White Paper examines the development of this city logistics innovation, assesses its strengths, weaknesses and scalability and considers if it is likely to reduce urban traffic levels.  

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DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.20271.53925

 


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