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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 includes urban delivery centres, use of cleaner motorised vehicles and cargo bikes, partnerships among the operators.

 

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

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Submitted by Eileen O'Connell on 03/08/2016

The EVIDENCE Project has researched and published the economic evidence for sustainable mobility measures. For those involved in training and educating the next generation of transport professionals, the project has made available course material on 7 sustainable mobility themes.

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Submitted by Eileen O'Connell on 13/06/2016
The EVIDENCE project has analysed the economic evidence in more than 20 reports and papers on Urban Freight initiatives.
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Submitted by Caterina Di Bartolo on 22/01/2016

The “sharing” paradigm is shaking up the global economy scenario. People across the world are daily sharing an increasing number of material objects and immaterial services (from clothes and tools to houses, working spaces and also professional skills).

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Submitted by Caterina Di Bartolo on 21/10/2015

In the last months, the CIVITAS Urban Freight Logistics Thematic Group has been working on the topic of making urban freight logistics more sustainable.

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As part of the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT)-European Commission (EC) urban logistics innovation twinning programme, the EC and USDOT are coordinating to exchange information on areas of urban freight research and innovation that are of mutual interest and be...

Author: Clara Grimes
07/02/2017 - 17:50
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The latest local CIVITAS network, CIVINET Romania, has welcomed its first members. Eleven Romanian-speaking municipalities and organizations joined the network in January 2017: Municipality of Timisoara, Municipality of Constanta, Municipality of Bistrita, Municipa...

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07/02/2017 - 17:44
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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 a...

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This two years project has addressed various relevant themes – dimensions of accessibility, measure of congestion cost, role of policy strategies – which will be presented and debated during the Conference.

In order to register to the Conference please send an e-mail to...

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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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27/01/2017
The CIVITAS Citylab project (www.citylab-project.eu) would like to invite you along to this fantastic opportunity to hear from some of the leading Transport and Logistics specialists from the South Coast of England. The day will highlight what the UK partners have been working on, including: Benefit...
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19/01/2017
The CIVITAS NOVELOG Barcelona Workshop ‘New approaches to urban goods deliveries on-street and off-street’ is the third of six NOVELOG city workshops. It includes a site visit of one of the micro-platforms that are part of the NOVELOG pilot demonstration. Like the previous ones (in Graz and Rome) it...
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17/01/2017
A stakeholder workshop in the framework of the preparation of EU non-binding guidance documents on urban logistics will take place on the 17th of January 2017 from 09h to 12h30 at the Conference Centre Albert Borschette, 1040-Brussels, Rues Froissart 36, Room 3A.
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06/12/2016
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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17/10/2016 to 18/10/2016
Automotive sector is quickly and completely changing: main topics of this change will be electrification, autonomous driving, connectivity and security.
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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

Third CIVITAS MIMOSA Policy Statement 2010 on Urban Freight Distribution

Policy Advice Note Logistics

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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