With the contribution of the LIFE programme of the European Union - LIFE17 ENV/GR/000215 and  the co-financing of Green Fund, Greece

The city of Graz trials CO2-free postal delivery

In August 2020, a collaboration between Austrian Post and the City of Graz began to test CO2-free postal delivery. The project is testing the delivery of letters and parcels using e-bikes and trailers in the inner city area of Graz. The project is a 3-month trial and potentially serves as a blueprint for the future of postal deliveries in conurbations.

The trial involves 3 postal workers, who collect their letters and parcels from a container. This container is left by a lorry that has brought it directly from the postal distribution centre. After having collected their letters and parcels from the container, the delivery is done by e-bike in the inner city area of Graz with about 120 parcels being delivered by each employee a day.

Source: Eltis


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The LIFE GreenYourRoute (LIFE GYR) [LIFE17 ENV/GR/000215] project is co-funded by the LIFE programme, the EU financial instrument for the environment and the Greek Green Fund. Its aim is creating an optimization platform for last mile delivery of goods, taking environmental aspects into consideration.

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