Bike depot set up in central Prague for emission-free deliveries
A new urban logistics center has been set up in the middle of Prague where last-mile deliveries will be sent by bicycle. The 'bike depot' was installed at the edge of Prague's 1st and 8th districts near the Florenc metro station beneath the Magistral bridge. The city-owned land was as a parking lot until September when it was decided to launch the pilot project. It will be operated for up to 8 months with constant monitoring to evaluate its performance and whether it can contribute to reducing automobile emissions in the center of Prague. The logistics companies Dachser, DHL Express, DPD, GLAS, Messenger, PPL and Rohlik.cz are all taking part in the project. "This year's main delivery season will be easier on the city and on the air that we breathe here," said deputy mayor Adam Scheinherr. "I expected at least one-third of the deliveries in the center we'll be able to carry out using human and electric power." Dachser Czech Republic's general director Jan Pihar says his company welcomed the project because it has a great deal of experience with electric delivery bikes in other European cities.