TNT launches bike delivery service in Milan


30 April 2015
- TNT Italy has launched a bike delivery service in Milan’s city centre - five bicyclists responsible for ensuring deliveries within Milan’s Area C, a designated traffic restricted zone. TNT’s fully human powered bicycles will replace the four vans that formerly served the area, generating an overall CO2 reduction between 50 and 80kg per day. The service was inaugurated at the end of April by Pierfrancesco Maran, Mobility Councillor for the City of Milan.
Each biker will travel an average of 20km each day, approximately 5,000km per year. Making nearly 80 stops daily, these extra fit bikers will maintain a level of productivity similar to previous levels achieved by traditional vans. TNT’s Bike Delivery Service uses “Fixie” bicycles, or bikes with fixed gears, provided by BH Bikes. These bikes are light (12kg), practical and easy to drive in the congested downtown area.
This initiative is part of TNT’s strategy to increase both efficiency and productivity in complex urban environments, while providing eco-friendly transport solutions for last mile deliveries. It also supports the company’s ambition to reduce its CO2 emissions. The Bike Delivery Service in Milan is the first step of a wider bike and e-bike project TNT Italy will implement in other cities in Northern Italy including Turin, Monza and Bergamo.

The Bike Delivery Service is the newest addition to TNT Italy’s current green fleet of 115 methane vehicles and a variety of other eco-friendly vehicles including electric vans, scooters, cargo bikes and tricycles. TNT employs more than 2,700 people in Italy, where the company operates 100 hubs and depots.

Page publication date: 21 April 2015 10:00 CET