Urban space is becoming more and more limited. For logistics service providers, retailers, and even urban residents, the last mile delivery of goods further exacerbates the congestion of these urban spaces. “Shared micro depots for urban pickup and delivery” (SMUD) addresses today’s inefficient space utilization and pollution prevention approaches. SMUDs provide a publicly acceptable solution to last mile delivery operated for the benefit of urban residents.
The SMUD implementation process was evaluated within two living labs in the cities of Helmond (NL) and Helsinki (FI). CENIT provided support in the development of future micro depots by means of an implementation roadmap and program as well as a toolbox with a wide range of solutions and best practices regarding, for example, location planning and selection, functional and architectural design and business models offering services for B2B, B2C as well as C2C.
Client: EIT Urban Mobility