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Mobility Measure

Urban Freight Solutions into SUMP

Although Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has already developed a SUMP (2009-2012), there is a need to analyse urban freight solutions in the city. Thanks to CIVITAS DESTINATIONS, a Sustainable Urban Logistics Plan (SULP) is being developed and will be integrated into the existing SUMP.

Implementing sustainable mobility

Objectives:

  • Reduction of noise, emissions and fuel consumption.
  • Less congestion.
  • Improve safety and security.
  • Integrate logistics operations within the overall urban mobility system.
  • Improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the transportation of goods(e.g. increase load factor, decrease the number of trips, less mileage, less delays, empty runs reductions, etc.).
  • Enhancing local economic development by promoting new business opportunities.
  • Better urban environment and better living conditions (city attractiveness, etc.).
  • Improve city access regulations.

How will this be achieved:

  • Updating measures to the already existing regulations, being flexible to the changing needs (route optimisation, time windows season adapting, load / unload regulations, traffic planning, etc.).
  • Minimize the interference between urban logistic operations and other activities.
  • Set up of specific partnership agreements between shopkeepers, carriers and other stakeholders aimed at improving the efficiency of last mile services.
  • Raise enforcement levels of loading bays within the city centre. Minimize the illegal occupation of loading / unloading parking spaces.
  • Minimize the illegal occupation of the bus stop bays by urban freight vehicles.
  • Decrease of the negative external costs due to logistic operations (emissions, noise, vibrations, safety hazards, occupancy of the public space, etc.).
  • Freight operations integrated with leisure mobility: dedicated delivery programmes providing services for tourists and travellers, luggage transport to/from hotels, etc.

How did the measure progress?

  • Meetings with Inelcan (responsible for the LPA5.1 measure)
  • Review of existing information and documentation (SUMP, loading/unloading regulations, etc.).
  • Meetings with key local stakeholders (regional freight transport association and Port of Las Palmas) and public administrations.
  • Stakeholders engagement: to distribute a questionnaire amongst the members of the regional freight transport association (FET)

What were the outcomes of the measure?

  • Integrate the new Sustainable Logistics Urban Plan to the current SUMP.
  • Decrease the parking violations due to loading and unloading activities.
  • Support local economy.
  • Make commercial areas more attractive and safe for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport users.