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Urban Freight Logistics

Promoting energy-efficient city logistics and innovative schemes for goods distribution that contribute to better overall urban transport

A significant amount of traffic in our cities is generated by the delivery of goods to shops, factories, offices, hotels, etc. These vehicles take up more space than cars and require space to load and unload.

The thematic group looks at overall strategies to create cleaner and better freight transport in cities.

Key areas of interest include: 

  • low/zero emission and innovative vehicles concepts
  • best practices in urban freight planning
  • stakeholders cooperation and involvement
  • data collection/management and the role of ITS for urban logistics
  • consolidation schemes
  • new trends & impacts (e-commerce, sharing economy, innovative procurement plans)

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For more information on Thematic Group Urban Freight Logistics please contact Giacomo Lozzi

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Submitted by Bruno Duarte on 27/07/2015

EU cities are invited to participate in the sixth edition of the Access City Award - The European Prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities and older people.

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Submitted by Tito Stefanelli on 06/07/2015

Freight distribution is an increasingly important part of modern city-life.

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Submitted by Tito Stefanelli on 06/07/2015

Stakeholder consultation: Study on urban mobility - Preparation of EU guidelines on urban logistics

 

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Submitted by Tito Stefanelli on 02/04/2015

Access restriction and control

cities involved: Aalborg, Bath, Brescia, Brighton & Hove, Craiova, Gent, Zagreb

Results and success factors

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Submitted by Tito Stefanelli on 09/02/2015

New distribution schemes

cities involved: Bath, Bologna, Donostia-San Sebastian, Ljubljana, Perugia, Utrecht, Vitoria-Gasteiz

Results and success factors

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Submitted by Tito Stefanelli on 09/02/2015

Transport  has become one of the major issues affecting sustainability in European cities: more than 72% of Europe’s population lives in urban areas and urban road traffic is responsible for 40% of total CO2 emissions and 70% of other pollutants.

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Submitted by Tito Stefanelli on 24/04/2014

Give your contribution to Urban Freight Logistics Thematic Group!

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Freight deliveries in urban areas are a longstanding problem: nowadays, there are several sustainable instances of smart urban logistics, which have been implemented in various large, medium and small cities.

During the Smart Mobility World 2016, which will be held in Italy (17-18 October)...

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Automotive sector is quickly and completely changing: main topics of this change will be electrification, autonomous driving, connectivity and security.

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In recent years, shared-mobility services have had an increasing impact on urban mobility in many countries around the world. With this policy note, CIVITAS WIKI intends to provide cities with a comprehensive overview on shared-mobility concepts and practices and to offer guidance to decision/pol...

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The latest issue of MOVE, the quarterly newsletter of the CIVITAS Initiative is now available!

The twenty-six issue of MOVE focuses on the CIVITAS Plus II demonstration projects, DYN@MO and 2MOVE2, as well as on the knowledge-generating projects and gives you the top news from CIVITAS citi...

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The Municipalities of Parma and Reggio Emilia took part in a number of CIVITAS thematic cooperation activities and are also active members of the Political Advisory Committee (PAC).

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The CIVITAS NOVELOG Turin Workshop ‘Green solutions for urban logistics’ is the fourth of six NOVELOG city workshops. It includes a technical visit of 5T (Telematic Technologies Transports Traffic Torino), to show how the vehicles involved in the NOVELOG project are monitored by the traffic control...
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The CIVITAS Secretariat is glad to announce that this year’s CIVITAS FORUM Conference will take place on 27-29 September 2017 in Torres Vedras, Portugal. The annual event brings together the CIVITAS community from across Europe: hundreds of mobility experts, actors and stakeholders, all of whom are...
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On next December 6th the Final Conference of the European Project “Assessing and improving the accessibility of urban areas” will be held in Brussels (DG MOVE premises). This two years project has addressed various relevant themes – dimensions of accessibility, measure of congestion cost, role of po...
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Especially relevant voor those involved in recently started CIVITAS and innovation projects - Combine your visit to the CIVITAS Forum with an inspiring CIVITAS Training on Tuesday 27 September. Photo: Billion Photos/Shutterstock
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CIVITAS QUOTES: Sustainable urban freight mobility

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Increasing efficiency in goods distribution

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CIVITAS QUOTES: A “platform” for loading/unloading bays

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CIVITAS QUOTES: Consolidating urban deliveries

Policy Recommendations For EU Sustainable Mobility Concepts based on CIVITAS Experience

The Policy Recommendations present the main findings arising from the evaluation of the CIVITAS Plus Collaborative Projects (CPs), which ran from 2008-2012.

This publication was written under the auspices of the CIVITAS POINTER project, which supported five collaborative projects (CP s) implemented within the framework of the third edition of the CIVITAS programme. Evaluation and monitoring were the key stones of CIVITAS POINTER. Drawing from first-hand, corroborated statistical evidence gathered from participating cities, this publication presents the results of the CIVITAS Plus cross-site evaluation and policy assessment. These findings support the development of clear European-level policy recommendations that have the potential for being embraced by all European cities — not just those which make up the CIVITAS community.

The document seeks to identify factors that can boost the effectiveness and consistency of future strategies, thereby securing greater sustainability in urban mobility patterns. Policy makers are provided with contemporary facts for debating purposes, and a number of conclusions and recommendations based on lessons learnt from CIVITAS Plus are put forward.

Giving back the public space to the people - Mobility measures in Vitoria-Gasteiz

In the context of the next CIVITAS study tour hosted by the city of  Vitoria-Gasteiz on the 196&20 June 2014, an interested document presenting the mobility measures implmented by the city has been created:  

The main measures presented:

  • Superblocks project;
  • Traffic calming measures;
  • Freight distribution areas and limitations;
  • New Public transport network;
  • Local Bicycle Mobility Plan.

Should you have any question, please contac:

Environmental Studies Centre of Vitoria-Gasteiz

Asier Sarasua Garmendia asarasua@vitoria-gasteiz.org

 

 

DG MOVE European Commission: Study on Urban Freight Transport

The aim of this study is to review existing and planned practices and measures relating to the urban section of the freight transport chain across the Member States of the EU with a view to determine whether, to what extent and in which form, action at the European level can be envisaged to promote successful solutions and improve the performance of freight transport.

Planning and Design for sustainable urban mobility – Chapter 4 URBAN GOODS TRANSPORT

Urban goods transport, also known as urban Freight  distribution, concerns a vast range of activities insuring an adequate level of service for a variety of urban supply chains.

This document reviews the trends and conditions of goods transport in urban areas, both within the formal and informal sectors. It outlines the fundamental contribution of goods transport for urban life, and points to the externalities generated by the sector.

The full document PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN MOBILITY is available

CITY-2-CITY EXCHANGE: Urban Goods Transport

CITY-2-CITY EXCHANGE: Urban Goods Transport

Third CIVITAS MIMOSA Policy Statement 2010 on Urban Freight Distribution

Policy Advice Note Logistics

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Cluster Report Logistics and Goods Distribution

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The thematic group looks at overall strategies to create cleaner and better freight transport in cities.

For more information on Thematic Group Urban Freight Logistics please contact Giacomo Lozzi

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