Freight and Urban Logistics
|Fast and reliable delivery of goods must be assured to keep our urban centres vital. At the same time, delivery vehicles are a significant cause of urban air pollution and congestion; many are also over-dimensioned for the actual delivery need. Due to the increase in online shopping, delivery vehicles can now also often be seen in residential streets – bringing transport-related impacts as well as impacts on quality of life more generally.|
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freight transport and city logistics are important elements of urban mobility;
however they are often disregarded by city planners. The objective of this
course is to provide knowledge as well as good practice examples and solutions
for this key area of city and transport planning.[SOLUTIONS, 2015]
Those who are relatively new to city logistics who want to better integrate city logistics and urban freight into transport and city policies and planning and make city logistics more efficient and sustainable
vehicles in the logistics sector are a matter for the private sector. But does
this mean there is nothing a city can do to encourage electric delivery vehicles?
This course addresses the question of how cities can work with the private
sector and what role the public sector can/should play in encouraging and
supporting further electrification in the logistics sector.[TIDE, 2014]
Practitioners in local administrations across Europe with limited knowledge or experience in area but who are interested in seeing electric vehicles used for logistics in their cities
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Proposed measures, actions and milestones towards the White Paper goal
on Long-distance Freight: "Thirty per cent of road freight over 300 km
should shift to other modes such as rail or waterborne transport by
2030, and more than 50 % by 2050, facilitated by efficient and green
freight corridors. To meet this goal will also require appropriate
infrastructure to be developed."
Relevant for companies, associations, NGOs that are involved with EU policy making related to freight and logistics.