University of Washington's Urban Freight Lab, Parcel Pending by Quadient, and REEF Offer Free, Safe, Accessible, Contact-free Package Pick-Up Solution in Belltown

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U.S. Department of Energy-funded, Three-year Research Project Will Examine Impacts of Open Network Lockers on Last Mile Delivery Efficiency and Environment Bell Locker Tower Open network lockers in Belltown, WA.SEATTLE, Aug. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The University of Washington's Urban Freight Lab
U.S. Department of Energy-funded, Three-year Research Project Will Examine Impacts of Open Network Lockers on Last Mile Delivery Efficiency and Environment

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SEATTLE, Aug. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The University of Washington's Urban Freight Lab (UFL) in conjunction with smart locker provider Parcel Pending by Quadient and parking magnate REEF, this week launched an open-network smart locker system in Seattle's Belltown area, offering the neighborhood free, accessible, safe, contact-free package pick-up.

The open network locker system — smart lockers that can receive packages from all retailers and delivery companies — is a part of a U.S. Department of Energy-funded three-year research project testing the ability of various technology solutions to reduce delivery vehicle dwell time and carbon emissions, and increase productivity of load/unload parking spaces.

"The explosion of online shopping has flooded the streets of Seattle and many other cities with delivery vehicles, and the trend is expected to grow even further in the coming years, resulting in increased congestion and negative environmental impacts," said Andisheh Ranjbari, UFL Manager. "So, it is important to evaluate new solutions such as open network…
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