Starting April 1, nearly one quarter of foodora's Canadian rider fleet will deliver food via unicycles
TORONTO, April 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, on demand delivery service foodora announced it will begin rolling out its 'One Wheel for a Better Planet' initiative to help minimize waste in Canada's landfills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The initiative will transition all foodora riders from delivering food via bicycle to unicycle to further the company's environmental sustainability efforts.
Beginning spring 2017, foodora, already known for its signature pink bicycle riders, will introduce the unicycle program across Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. If the pilot is successful, foodora has plans to institute the unicycle delivery model across the other nine countries that foodora currently operates in by early 2018. foodora Canada is responsible for spearheading the pilot program, and has released a brief video now available on foodora's Facebook page highlighting the two-week courier training program and reasoning behind the decision.
"At foodora, we're always thinking about ways to further reduce our environmental impact, which is why we came up with the 'One Wheel for a Better Planet' program," said David Albert, Managing Director, foodora Canada. "The unicycle is the lowest emitter of greenhouse gasses per kilometre travelled, and according to the Global Sustainability Initiative Against Two Wheels (GSIATW), eliminating an extra wheel and 60 per cent of the materials used will save our landfills from two tonnes of waste each year."
The unicycle is lightweight and versatile, and will enable foodora riders to deliver food quickly to even more customers by allowing them to be more nimble while delivering. This will enable them to squeeze through small alleys, narrow hallways, and carry their unicycle up several flights of stairs quickly and easily. foodora couriers will also be campaigning for new unicycle lanes within its delivery zones in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.
Don't forget to share foodora's latest environmental initiative found on foodora's Facebook page.
foodora was launched in Germany in October 2014, backed by Rocket Internet in April 2015 and merged with Delivery Hero in September 2015. The on-demand delivery service currently connects high-quality restaurants and foodies in 10 countries and is changing the way food delivery is viewed and experienced globally.
How it works
Through the foodora website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their postal code and view a curated list of restaurants serving their neighborhood. Once they have found their meal of choice, they can place the order in the comfort of their home or office, paying online through foodora's secure platform. The order is then carefully prepared by the restaurant and brought directly to the customer by the foodora logistics team or picked up by the customer using foodora's pick-up feature.
SOURCE foodora Canada
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