The Barcelona City Council wants that at least 40% of online purchases to be delivered to pick-up points across the city.
The City Council developed this objective alongside other specific requirements as a public bid to be achieved by any delivery company by the end of 2023. However, how this agreement will be enacted is still unclear.
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The project has involved the authorities and 62 entities, which have established 10 goals based on a series of principles, including reducing the negative externalities of DUM (Urban Distribution of Goods), meaning reducing the impact of the urban distribution of goods.
One of the primary goals they want to achieve is for 40% of online purchases to be delivered to collection points rather than to the consumer's door.
The Barcelona City Council believes that the increase in online shopping has become a significant problem for the DUM and that reaching this goal could provide a solution.
This goal will bring about a network of convenience stores and locations for deliveries and pick-ups, and people will be able to pick up their parcels within 200 m of their homes. Lockers and sustainable last-mile delivery companies are increasing in Barcelona.
The rest of the goals set by the city council are:
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