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Seattle Neighborhood Delivery hub
Urban Freight Lab Spearheads First Zero-Emissions Last-Mile Delivery Hub

UFL and members pilot test new sustainable urban logistics strategies, vehicles, and technologies on the ground in Seattle.

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Biking the Goods: How North American Cities Can Prepare for and Promote Large-Scale Adoption of E-Cargo Bikes
New White Paper is a Roadmap for E-Cargo Bike Adoption in North American Cities

UFL, bike industry brands, and city stakeholders collaborate to develop strategies, policy recommendations, and use cases

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Research Across Boundaries
Research at the Intersection of Public and Private Sector Priorities

Sustainable last-mile solutions, freight trip measurement, consumer shopping behavior, curb management, environmental justice, and new mobility.

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Delivering Urban Freight Solutions Across Sectors

Delivering Collaborative Urban Freight Solutions

The Urban Freight Lab serves as a catalyst, evaluator, and facilitator. Our collaborative approach brings together a network of interconnected stakeholders from both the private and public sectors to work alongside our research team. This partnership fuels the advancement of emerging last-mile delivery and sustainable urban logistics solutions. We work at the influential crossroads of industry, policy, and government, providing data-driven solutions that improve sustainability and livability in cities and driving transformative change.

News & Announcements

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New White Paper Outlines Path to Prepare for E-Cargo Bikes in North American Cities

The Urban Freight Lab announces the release of a new white paper, Biking the Goods: How North American Cities Can Prepare for and Promote Large-Scale Adoption of E-Cargo Bikes.

New Report: Online Shopping and Travel Behaviors in West Seattle

Urban Freight Lab researchers Anne Goodchild, Giacomo Dalla Chiara, Rishi Verma, Kelly Rula have published a new report on Analysis of Online Shopping and Shopping Travel Behaviors in West Seattle, exploring consumer shopping behavior in West Seattle during the closure of the High Bridge due to structural deterioration.

Urban Freight Lab Awarded a $2M Smart Grant to Digitize the Curb

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) program has awarded a $2 million grant to a cross-sectoral team comprised of the Urban Freight Lab and Open Mobility Foundation, and led by the Seattle Department of Transportation.