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Reusing Newspaper Kiosks for Last-Mile Delivery in Urban Areas

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INSISOC—University of Valladolid, 47011 Valladolid, Spain
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Department of Business Management and Market Research, University of Valladolid, 47011 Valladolid, Spain
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Sustainability 2020, 12(22), 9770; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229770
Received: 4 November 2020 / Revised: 19 November 2020 / Accepted: 22 November 2020 / Published: 23 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue (Re)Designing Processes for Improving Supply Chain Sustainability)
The current increase in e-commerce is generating growing problems in urban areas in terms of both traffic flow (increasing traffic, no parking spaces) and environmental issues (noise, atmospheric pollution, etc.). In parallel, an iconic element of historic districts is disappearing: more and more newspaper kiosks are closing their business as their work dwindles. In this scenario, the objective of this paper is to propose a model for last-mile parcel delivery that exploits the current available newspaper kiosk network by using them as parcel lockers. To demonstrate the benefits of this proposal, we map the kiosk network of the city of Valladolid (Spain), and compare the environmental impact of a traditional (door-to-door) delivery and the proposed model which reuses old kiosks as parcel lockers. The necessary steps to carry out simulations are described in detail so that experiments can be replicated in other cities that face the same issues. View Full-Text
Keywords: e-commerce; last-mile delivery; urban logistics; urban areas; newspaper kiosk e-commerce; last-mile delivery; urban logistics; urban areas; newspaper kiosk
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González-Varona, J.M.; Villafáñez, F.; Acebes, F.; Redondo, A.; Poza, D. Reusing Newspaper Kiosks for Last-Mile Delivery in Urban Areas. Sustainability 2020, 12, 9770. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229770

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González-Varona JM, Villafáñez F, Acebes F, Redondo A, Poza D. Reusing Newspaper Kiosks for Last-Mile Delivery in Urban Areas. Sustainability. 2020; 12(22):9770. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229770

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González-Varona, José M., Félix Villafáñez, Fernando Acebes, Alfonso Redondo, and David Poza. 2020. "Reusing Newspaper Kiosks for Last-Mile Delivery in Urban Areas" Sustainability 12, no. 22: 9770. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12229770

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