Zen Zero Emission Delivery
Saskatoon Cycles is excited to announce our newest cycling project.
ZenZED (Zen Zero Emission Delivery) is a bicycle delivery service for local stores. We focus on small non-perishable items that can fit in a backpack. Our cyclists will be delivering to residences within Circle Drive.
- WHO: ZenZED is Saskatoon’s premier bicycle courier.
- WHY: We want to prove that sustainable delivery practices are viable in Saskatoon, and support Saskatoon Cycles along the way.
- WHAT: Backpack sized non-perishable items from exceptional local vendors
- WHERE: We deliver to addresses inside Circle Drive
Benefits for Business
Rising gas prices should concern businesses about the future viability of last mile vehicle delivery. Idling and traffic make short haul trips highly wasteful and expensive. Substituting bicycles for cars is an economic move for small businesses. Vendors can also reap the benefits of becoming one of our certified sustainable delivery stores. Online shopping is the biggest trend in retail right now, but conscious consumers also want to shop local and environmentally. ZenZED provides a way to address all three of these consumer needs simultaneously.
Benefits for Consumers
Consumers can appreciate the convenience of shopping from home without the guilt of fossil fueled delivery.
Benefits for Cyclists
Our delivery cyclists can earn money biking throughout our beautiful city and enjoy doing their part to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Saskatoon.
Benefits for Saskatoon
The 2020 Saskatoon Climate Action Plan Progress Report found that in 2019 Saskatoon produced 3,771,911 tonnes of CO2 equivalents. 1,094,534 tonnes of CO2 came from on-the-road transportation. Emissions in the transportation sector as a whole increased by 6% from 2014 to 2019, with the majority of the increase in the on-road sub-sector.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average passenger vehicle emits 252.5 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Every kilometer that we deliver by bike will help Saskatoon move towards its emission reduction goal of 770,000 total tonnes of CO2 equivalents by 2050.