French postal group La Poste has unveiled plans to create 80 'micro hubs' for final-mile deliveries in Paris as part of a co-operative effort with the city council to develop 'green' urban logistics provision. “The City of Paris and La Poste are working in close collaboration to reduce inconvenience linked to deliveries in a context of changing modes of consumption and the growth of e-commerce,” the French postal utility said in a statement. “Transporting goods around the city in optimum conditions which ensure that parcel deliveries respect the environment is the common goal of La Poste and the City of Paris,” it added. La Poste, which was a signatory of a 'charter for sustainable urban logistics,' initiated by the City of Paris in 2013, underlined that the development of e-commerce had led to growth in the number of parcels delivered in city centres, adding that customers expected even more flexibility and immediacy in the delivery of their purchases.