Wunder Mobility: How Germany Can Work to Reduce Delivery Vehicle Traffic
Order something online one day, and you’ll receive it on your doorstep the next - at the very latest. In this day and age of total convenience, delivery drones and mobile pay options, fewer and fewer people are shopping at brick-and-mortar stores in favor of online ordering. Unfortunately, shipping all these packages around comes with its downsides: delivery vehicles are increasing traffic and congestion in German cities.
The current COVID-19 crisis is increasing the rate of delivery traffic tremendously. Delivery vehicles are driving around the clock to ensure that people asked to “shelter in place” still receive the necessary goods and products they need - but they also ensure the continued existence of many businesses who are otherwise fighting to survive. It’s unrealistic to assume that this uptick in delivery traffic will subside after the crisis is over. The comfort and convenience of shopping online is something people will remember even when the option becomes available to shop in-store again.
This article from Wunder Mobility discusses the challenges arising from the recent increases in freight traffic in German cities, and considers what solutions are needed to solve this. To read the full article, please see here.