UPS launches cargo e-bike delivery in Seattle, returning to bicycle courier origins a century later

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS launches cargo e-bike delivery in Seattle, returning to bicycle courier origins a century later - Geekwire

    More than a century ago, the company now known as UPS started as a simple courier service in Seattle. A handful of messengers would deliver packages by bicycle and by foot. Today, the United Parcel Service returns to its roots.

    UPS has partnered with the Seattle Department of Transportation and University of Washington to make deliveries using electric-assist cargo bikes in downtown Seattle. During the year-long pilot, UPS will deliver packages in Pike Place Market and the surrounding neighborhood using the bikes. If the pilot is successful, UPS will expand its cargo e-bike delivery service to other parts of Seattle.
     
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    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Maybe all customer counters should have exercise bikes... @Turdferguson ?
     
  3. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Maybe you could STFU?
     
  4. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Nice publicly stunt. I don’t see an area in or around the pike place market where this will work well. Air walkers on bikes didn’t work well 20 years ago.
     
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    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    Stop stalking me.
     
  6. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Almost Honest

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  7. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    I'm sure the city clowncil will think it's great.
     
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Do they get cute little horns?

    [​IMG]
     
  9. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Probably the only upside...
     
  10. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    Stop tagging me weirdo
     
  11. Big Arrow Down...D

    Big Arrow Down...D Leave the gun,take the cannoli

    No
     
  12. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Probably. But you will have to send a real car to do the work.
     
  13. 1GR8GUY

    1GR8GUY New Member

    Where are the drones?
     
  14. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

  15. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

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  16. I'm sure you like playing with him...
     
  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    I like women, is that wrong?
     
  18. Since when?
     
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Since he first saw his Mommy's boobies.
     
  20. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Or daddys