U of T, Purolator, Toronto launch Urban Quick Stop on U of T campus

The University of Toronto, Purolator, and the City of Toronto have launched a second Urban Quick Stop “mini hub.” The hub, located at U of T’s downtown campus, will offer retail and shipment services to the U of T and surrounding community. Electric cargo bikes will be used for deliveries in the area instead of Purolator trucks. It will be used as a living laboratory for transportation researchers at U of T’s Mobility Network and the Smart Freight Centre, which is a collaborative research hub for U of T, McMaster University, York University, and the Region of Peel. The researchers will use data from embedded sensors on the Purolator e-bikes to analyse the impact of replacing large vehicles on campus and in surrounding areas. The Urban Quick Stop also offers retail services and allows customers to drop off and pick up shipments. Newswire Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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