Freight partnership, planning and routing

Basic Information

Mobility solution ID

10.6

Timeline

- complete

Project

SUCCESS

Thematic areas


Urban logistics

Summary

Ploiesti’s strategic logistics plan was a first step towards restricting the access of heavy goods vehicles to the city centre and finding alternative routes for goods delivery.

Implementing sustainable mobility

A significant amount of city-centre traffic is generated by the delivery of goods to shops, factories, offices and catering facilities. These vehicles contribute to congestion and require space to load and unload. Overall strategies to create cleaner and better transport in cities means encouraging the use of cleaner vehicles and better coordination of logistics and deliveries to reduce congestion and lower emissions from idling lorries and vans.

Ploiesti aimed to encourage a cooperative approach among stakeholders in order to optimise transport and delivery networks.

Progress

Measure implementation required:

  • the elaboration of a strategic logistics plan for the city;
  • the design of facilities dedicated to goods distribution;
  • the identification of freight routes; and
  • the establishment of a freight forum, as a highly effective way of bringing together stakeholders to identify issues and find solutions.

 

Outcomes

Freight routes were defined and signposted. As a result, access by heavy goods vehicles to the city centre was completely restricted and heavy traffic was instead directed to the large commercial area on the outskirts of the city. Levels of congestion, pollution and noise inside the city were lowered.

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Resources

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