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The SEATTLE NEIGHBORHOOD DELIVERY HUB:
A zero-emissions last-mile delivery piloT in Seattle's Uptown 

Introducing the Seattle Neighborhood Delivery Hub

Introducing the Seattle Neighborhood Delivery Hub

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The importance of efficient city logistics has never been greater. 

Two converging trends — the rise of e-commerce and growing urbanism — are creating major challenges for cities, putting tremendous pressure on the goods delivery system, overwhelming infrastructure, straining congested city streets, and contributing to increased air and noise pollution. The response to COVID-19 has only added new constraints and demands and highlighted the essential nature of delivery and distribution.

Enter the Seattle Neighborhood Delivery Hub.

As one of the nation's first zero-emissions last-mile delivery pilots, the Seattle Neighborhood Delivery Hub serves as a testbed for innovative sustainable urban logistics strategies on the ground in Seattle's dense Uptown neighborhood. Providers can test and evaluate new technologies, vehicles, and delivery models — all in service of quickly getting to market new more fuel- and resource-efficient solutions, reducing emissions and congestion, and making our cities more livable and sustainable.

These technologies are also an important part of the City of Seattle's Transportation Electrification Blueprint, including the goal of transitioning 30% of goods delivery to zero emissions by 2030.

 

What is a Microhub?

A microhub is a central drop-off / pick-up location for goods, creating closer proximity to a delivery point and serving a smaller range of service area. By distributing operations close to the end customer in city centers and offering additional services onsite, these hubs can alleviate congestion, reduce emissions, consolidate freight vehicle trips, reduce vehicle miles traveled, and enable transfers to low- or zero-emissions fleet for final mile deliveries.
What is a Microhub?

Benefits of a Microhub

Benefits

Homebase for zero-emissions last-mile delivery

access points for shared mobility

touchless
pick-up and drop-off points

trip chaining capability

shared public space

charging infrastructure

increased delivery density

The Products
The Products