Boston’s New Amsterdam Project provides green, human-powered freight and delivery services. They design and build their own custom cargo bikes and other special purpose HPVs. A partial list of their clients includes Boston Organics, Fiore di Nonno, Harvard University, Lionette’s Market, Silverbrook Farm, Taza Chocolates, and University Florist.
The NAP Mission Statement:
The New Amsterdam Project was created in 2006 in order to facilitate the cultivation of habits that reduce dependence on fossil fuel.
American dependence on fossil fuel is correlated with:
- potentially disastrous environmental transformations
- adverse economic impacts
- profound social problems
- compromised physical and emotional health
- reduced security
- problematic and destructive foreign policy
The New Amsterdam Project aims to improve the transportation experience by encouraging and facilitating movement that:
- is less destructive to the natural world
- enhances economic security
- is pro-social
- optimizes physical and emotional health
- is consistent with American energy independence
- repairs the credibility of the American people and the nation at home and abroad
Human-powered freight services are not a replacement for long-distance trucking companies, but they provide an eco-friendly and efficient alternative for local delivery within a city center.