Sustainable newspaper, letter and parcel deliveries for inhabitants of Sint-Niklaas
bpost and the City of Sint-Niklaas are working closely to ensure the environmentally friendly delivery of newspapers, letters and parcels. The number of parcel lockers has already been increased so that inhabitants are always able to pick up their parcels in their neighbourhood. Since last year letter and parcel deliveries in the city centre have been made using 20 bikes with trailer and in the next phase all mail rounds in the city will be completely emission-free. As such, Sint-Niklaas will become an Ecozone later this year.
Eight new parcel locker locations were added to the Sint-Niklaas pick-up point network in January, all with guaranteed zero-emission deliveries and collections. The existing pick-up points are made up of a balanced blend of post offices, parcel lockers and partnerships with local traders. Opening pick-up points at locations that lots of people pass through enables customers to pick up their parcels closer to their home or work. The most environmentally friendly way to do this is walking or taking the bike.