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calendarJuly 4th, 2023
personBex Young
clock3 minute read

Zedify launches in Manchester and forms partnership with Chorlton Bike Deliveries

National and local cargo-bike organisations to form ‘sustainability-stronghold’ in city, improving air quality and reducing van and lorry miles

Sustainable delivery partners, Zedify and Chorlton Bike Deliveries have celebrated the opening of their new, logistics hubs in South Manchester, Chorlton Precinct and Moss Side.

The organisations both actively sought out visible locations. One at the heart of one of Manchester’s most thriving communities and a larger space strategically located close to the city centre, Trafford and Salford. They want to visibly showcase an alternative, cleaner way of transporting goods which benefits people’s health and the local environment.

Chorlton Bike Deliveries, a growing not-for-profit enterprise with hundreds of local supporters and more than 50 members, will continue to undertake a range of community and commercial work across the city, including its contract with the NHS to deliver samples from GP surgeries to hospitals in the area.

Sustainable logistics pioneer, Zedify, which already operates in 11 cities across the UK including London, Edinburgh, Bristol, and Cambridge, specialise in last mile deliveries for several national customers such as Zara and Freddie’s flowers. They also work with hundreds of local businesses. Within 18-24 months of launching in Manchester, they expect to be making around 190,000 deliveries, twice what they deliver in Bristol, each year. This equates to an annual CO2 savings of around 67 tonnes.


The purpose-driven partnership hopes to combine local expertise, knowledge and contacts with a winning cargo-bikes logistics model, to help achieve a less congested, less polluted, and more liveable city.

Starting out as a grassroots response to covid in early 2020, Chorlton Bike Deliveries has grown into a successful cooperative movement, with over 50 members made up of riders, community groups, independent businesses, and others. CBD undertakes a range of community and commercial work, from helping those in need by delivering to local food banks, to daily deliveries of samples from GP surgeries for the NHS.

Our variety of e-cargo bikes and trikes can deliver a huge range of goods and can cater to specialist jobs. We deliver daytime and evening, seven days a week and pay all commercial riders the living wage.


About Zedify

Zedify delivers better cities, fit for the future. They partner with major retailers, national parcel carriers, D2C and subscription brands to transform customer experience with sustainable first and last mile deliveries.
Cargo bikes, ‘micro hubs’, and a powerful ecommerce integrated tech platform combine to create a service that is revolutionising the way parcels arrive at urban doorsteps.


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