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Mobility Measure

Limassol city centre Urban Freight Logistics Action Plan

This plan introduces innovative solutions in Limassol city centre regarding the traffic flow from the freight logistics, the efficient distribution of the goods, the environmental pollution and noise, hazards for the pedestrians due to freight logistic services and road disturbances.

The plan will improve the city centre of Limassol and it will change the behaviour of the relevant stakeholders and key actors.

Implementing sustainable mobility

Objectives

The following are the objectives which the SULP aims to achieve:

  1. Develop an Urban Freight Logistic Plan for Limassol city centre.
  2. Introduce innovative solutions regarding the traffic flow from urban freight logistics, the efficient distribution of the goods, the environmental pollution and noise, hazards for the pedestrians due to freight logistic services and road disturbances.
  3. Change the behaviour of the relevant stakeholders and key actors.
  4. Introduce local policy strategy for the development of the Urban Freight Logistic Plan

How will this be achieved?

A survey was undertaken on the economic activities based on commerce, services and tourism sectors within the city centre including the tourist flow of city area and the impacts of freight traffic.

Also a preparation of a logistic plan and implementation on-going access control system for mobility management was done including the type of goods, area and time tables with limitations.

An online platform will be developed to manage freight transportation key actors for more efficient distribution of goods. Incentives opportunities were examined for transportation companies to renew their fleet with electric vehicle.

How did the measure progress?

The final SULP report has been developed, outlining the actions that will be implemented in Limassol city centre, including the implementation of measures related to energy efficient vehicles and cleaner energies, last mile delivery strategies, infrastructures, regulation framework and fostering of partnerships with stakeholders.

Also the online platform that manage freight transportation key actors for more efficient freight distribution is under progress and will be ready online during the upcoming days

What were the outcomes of the measure?

Tourists will enjoy their vacations without any danger as pedestrians and will enjoy the city centre of Limassol with less traffic noise, reduced carbon emissions, less energy consumption and free sidewalks.

Limassol will be a more attractive destination for tourists as the freight logistic services will be reduced in the city centre. The results of the urban freight logistics plan will last after the end of the project.

The awareness of people about efficient transportation of urban logistics services will change the environmental behaviour of stakeholders and key leaders.