Let’s reduce freight transport’s negative externalities.
Logistics is the process of ensuring the efficient flow of raw materials, products being manufactured, finished goods and/or waste through all storage, distribution and consolidation points. It also includes the information and technologies related to this physical flow.
It is considered sustainable when it respects the following aspects:
The RTI (reduce, transfer, improve) approach, recommended by many in the sustainable mobility industry, is a simple and effective guide.
The goal is to
Establish new practices such as consolidation, mutualization, decentralization and multimodality to reduce mileage and shift to more environmentally friendly modes of transportation.
Development, adoption and integration of new technologies such as trucks and other small electric vehicles, road planning algorithms, etc.
Build or develop new infrastructure such as bike paths, charging stations, and mini transshipment hubs to accelerate adoption of practices and technologies.
The motivation to accelerate changes and facilitate new soft and light uses such as sustainable urban logistics.
Federate and break down existing gaps in order to better understand and address the obstacles to the adoption of new practices and technologies.
Envoi Montréal, in partnership with the CQCD, the City of Montreal and Jalon MTL, is a local and environmentally friendly urban delivery service that meets the needs of merchants on the island of Montreal.
This study, financed by the FAQDD, allowed us to understand the delivery issues associated with a commercial street in coexistence with the residents and local businesses. Several pilot projects such as Expedibox at Citrino and Locketgo on Place Boyer have resulted from this study.
During the first full retail lockdown in March 2020, we helped set up a low-carbon delivery service to support local merchants and citizens. The result: more than 7,600 bike deliveries for over 90 businesses!
Here are the other programs in sustainable mobility developed by the MOBIS network.