City logistics is a key issue for local authorities all around the world, as it vital but has important effects on air quality, congestion and pollution.
EU funded projects in the spotlight
ECCENTRIC, a focus on less talked about urban mobility issues: freight and suburban districts
Concept: The aim is to tackle the challenge of mobility in suburban districts and develop clean and silent city logistics. For that, the five cities are putting in place urban laboratory on the outskirts of their limits, in areas facing high population growth.
Local authorities involved: Turku (Finland), Ruse (Bulgaria), Munich (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden), Madrid (Spain)
EU contribution: EUR 17.35 Million (90%)
Timeframe: September 2016 – August 2020
More information on CIVITAS’s website
Freight TAILS, thinking sustainable logistics
Concept: Developing sustainable freight management policies specific to various urban contexts to reduce freight’s negative impact on roads and the environment.
Local authorities involved: Westminster (UK), Brussels (Belgium), Gdynia (Poland), La Rochelle (France), Parma (Italy), Split (Croatia), Suceava (Romania), Tallinn (Estonia), Umea (Sweden)
Timeframe: September 2015 – May 2018
More information on URBACT’s website
Current EU calls
Facing the demand for new logistics solution coming from the on-demand economy, and addressing the issues posed by competing private and public interests while incorporating sustainable logistics operations.
Past EU projects in London
NOVELOG (New Cooperative Business Models and Guidance for Sustainable City Logistics)
TRAILBLAZER (Transport and Innovation Logistics by Local Authorities with a Zest for Efficiency and Realisation)
FREVUE (Freight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe)
Freight TAILS (Delivering Tailored Approaches for Innovative Logistics Solutions)
CIVITAS Citylab (City Logistics in Living Laboratories)