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NOVELOG Toolkit
NOVELOG Toolkit

Application Area

  • Analysis, scenarios and measure selection
  • Appraisal and assessment

Tool Type

  • Method / Approach
  • Option generator
  • Software

Target Audience

  • Medium-sized cities
  • Large cities
  • Metropolitan regions

Summary

The NOVELOG Toolkit is a decision support tool aiming to assist cities in selecting the most appropriate city logistics measure for implementation in each specific case.

Although each city across the world is unique, there are similarities between cities when considering the logistics parameters affecting the Urban Freight Transport (UFT) environment. In order to help cities identify City Logistics measures and interventions that are suitable to its specific characteristics, the NOVELOG project has developed a tool providing guidance on measure selection.

The NOVELOG Toolkit is based on a large database of previous research and implementation projects undertaken at international and national levels across the EU. The information of these projects and initiatives has been recorded in two important ways: 1) the parameters of the city that affect the UFT environment and 2) the impact of the measures implemented.

The NOVELOG Toolkit has embedded for each case / initiative a set of parameters of the city / area of intervention in relation to UFT, such as the city’s objectives, the problems faced, the morphology, the logistics profile, the UFT markets, the stakeholder groups involved and the nature of implementation.

In addition, the impacts on the environment (CO2 emissions, noise pollution), economy (costs and energy), society (accidents and service level) and mobility (vehicle km, traffic reduction and load factor) are recorded where available.

Good Example

The tool has been used by the cities of the NOVELOG project to identify potential future measures to implement. The toolkit has been available to the public since 5 April 2017 and has been received with interest.

Input Data

The tool does not require data to be added, however as measures are implemented regularly there is a feature for users to add the information / data for their case in order to enrich the database.

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Basic Information

English
January 2017
Free of charge
Usually about 5 minutes. Use of the dashboard for other generic information could add another 5 minutes to this time.
No external assistance is required, however the NOVELOG Project is ready to support any users which request it.
NOVELOG

Contacts

NOVELOG Project - CERTH-HIT
novelogoffice@certh.gr
302310498457

Thematic Areas