CREATING FREEDOM AND LOW IMPACT FOR MODERN CITY LIVING
BRIEF:

Talking with our partner, UPS, we realised we could create a solution to a new, thorny problem; how to get through traffic and congestion in dense urban areas? UPS wanted to give high quality delivery to all customers, regardless of location.

SOLUTION:

By using more than one delivery method, we showed UPS how it could maximise its bike courier service, as well as transit vans, to deliver any package, anywhere. Bikes can nip through streets, making sure delivery times are met.

We worked with UPS to build a partnership with local authorities, city leaders, small businesses and academics to push this concept forward. We managed the process through which all partners agreed to a bid for funding from UK Government to make our idea a reality.

RESULTS:

Our initial bid for project funding was successful and we received part of a £10 million investment from Innovate UK. This helps fund projects which aim to improve the efficiency and experience of journeys end-to-end for people and freight.

Our main result was a very happy partnership and we look forward to our continuing collaboration over the months ahead.

WE PROVIDED:
  • Creative thinking
  • Partnership development
  • Bid writing
  • Project planning
  • Exploitation plan
  • Stakeholder negotiation
  • Workshop design and facilitation
  • A Collaboration Agreement
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