UPS Bikes in Silicon Valley

The UPS regional office in Silicon Valley has employed around two dozen bike delivery people to deliver packages during the busy holiday season. As an alternative to their usual solution of renting Budget trucks, the office purchased a fleet of bikes with trailers this past year to handle the holiday overflow. The bikes will save UPS approximately $45,000 to $50,000 in fuel and maintenance costs while reducing pollution and creating goodwill in the community. Good stuff.

Via Mercury News

5 Responses to “UPS Bikes in Silicon Valley”

  • mike says:

    they do that seasonally here too in burlington, vt… mt bikes with trailers for our downtown core.

  • Doug P says:

    Thanks for the good news, Alan. If only UPS in Sacramento would try bikes here…

  • Alan says:

    @Doug P

    Sacramento would be a prime location with its nearly flat central area.

  • David says:

    WOW! This is so cool. I have been a bicycling advocate in the local Joint Transportation Committee for over 16 years and one of my biggest squawks is UPS and other delivery vehicles and everyone else and their grandma’s who drive, park and block the bike paths.

    State Law says no “mopeds” on bike paths on the “MUPs” but the term Multi Use must mean everyone out there that Trucks, Busses, Cars and bicycles share the path ways.

    This is a delivery vehicle that I could live with using the MUP’s, SUP’s, or what ever you want to call them facilities.

  • Christa says:

    Nice! I would rather see this over the truck! Less noise and pollution.

 
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