In the Distribut(e) research project, sustainable business and rental models for local deliveries with electric delivery bikes are developed and tested in cooperation with residents and stakeholders from the two Berlin neighbourhoods Klausenerplatz-Kiez and Mierendorff-INSEL.

The aim of the project is to replace traditional delivery methods using cars and vans with electrically powered delivery bicycles, thus reducing traffic in the neighbourhood and minimising emissions.

The project is carried out in conjunction with numerous partners from science, local authorities, and industry and will provide electric load bikes for companies and residents through a rental system.

The business and rental models are developed in a co-creation process in Urban Labs, which incorporates stakeholders and residents in order to integrate their particular needs and requirements as well as the spatial characteristics of the two neighbourhoods into the development process. The Urban Labs are supported additionally by online tools.

Duration: 04/2017 – 06/2020
Client: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
Team: Dr. Angela Jain (Project Management), Sabine Schröder, Ina Metzner
Partners: TU Berlin (Project Coordination), Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW), Berliner Stadtreinigung, Adomeit Group, InnoZ, Bezirksamt Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Insel-Projekt Berlin, InnoM Fahrschule