Since September, Nice and Pau platforms make their deliveries to the city center by cargo bikes.
Delivery the city center isn’t easy because of legal traffic, the density of traffic and the inconvenience caused by vehicle pollution. This is why DB Schenker is innovating and works with the company "LeLien" in Nice and "Les Triporteurs Palois" in Pau. The bikes used are electric-assisted and extended cycles.
For the moment, Nice and Pau platforms each have one e-bike which circulates in city centers. In a part of Nice nearly 10 deliveries are made per day with a transport capacity of 270 kg. Pau platform delivers between 10 and 20 customers per day in the hyper center. Its load capacity can go up to 480 kg.
15 cities are distributed by cargo bikes: La Rochelle, Chartres, Le Touquet, Amiens, Rennes, Angers, Nantes, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Lorient, Lille, Saint-Malo, Pau, Montpellier and Nice. The deployment will continue in other cities including Paris and Toulouse.
This initiative is part of DB Schenker's objective of reducing its carbon emissions by 30% by 2020 and its CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030.
The group has also developed other actions in favor of the environment with alternative energy vehicles (electric and gas) which deliver cities and towns. Also, animals (sheep and goats) and insects hotels are in the green areas of the platforms to promote biodiversity and logistic platforms are eco-responsible buildings.