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Replication package: Clean and Efficient Urban Freight Logistics

In CIVITAS ECCENTRIC, five cities (Turku, Stockholm, Ruse, Munich, and Madrid) have implemented a total of 51 innovative, sustainable urban mobility measures. The measures addressed a variety of urban mobility challenges, organised in different thematic clusters.   This document is intended to equip practitioners and decision makers with the information needed to replicate the measures of Work Package 7 – “Urban Freight Logistics” – or aspects of these measures, highlighting the importance of always considering the local context to achieve a feasible and reliable transfer of experiences. The document also provides practitioners and decision makers with the information needed if they want to learn more  about “Innovative Policy Tools for Freight Logistics” and how they relate to the measures implemented in ECCENTRIC. The CIVITAS ECCENTRIC WP7 presented in this report was comprised of seven measures that aimed to increase the efficiency of and to reduce environmental impact of urban freight in the cities of Madrid, Munich, Ruse, Stockholm, and Turku. Some potentially replicable examples of innovative tools that were developed in the framework of the ECCENTRIC project are provided.   The report summarises specific experiences, lessons, and recommendations related to the demonstration measures of two thematic clusters, namely “Efficient Supply Chains” and “Clean Vehicle Technologies”. The clusters include two measures that target different approaches towards low-carbon logistics and test different technologies for heavy-duty freight vehicles, as well as five measures that target different urban logistics solutions, such as consolidation schemes and off-peak deliveries. The report aims to maximise  the replication potential of the different measures that were tested, and describes critical challenges and success factors to consider. The report concludes with general policy proposals and strategic recommendations from a broader perspective, particularly concerning how to integrate freight in urban mobility plans. These are based on the results of the project.