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City logistics comprise the delivery and collection of goods in urban areas. Improving city logistics may address transportation methods, handling and storage of goods, management of inventory, waste and returns, as well as home delivery services.

Making this process sustainable requires efficient interfaces between long-haul transport and short-distance distribution to the final destination. It also requires efficient planning of the routes to avoid empty runs or unnecessary driving and parking. Furthermore, sustainable urban freight requires smaller, more efficient and cleaner vehicles.

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By rswa178 / Updated: 09 Jan 2019

Apply to join CIVITAS peer-exchange activities on sustainable urban mobility by 21 January 2019

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As part of the CIVITAS Initiative, a broad range of peer-exchange activities on sustainable urban mobility are set to take place in Europe and beyond in 2019. The call to join these is now open, with interested city representatives particularly encouraged to apply.

Hosted throughout the year, these practice-oriented learning activities enable participants to learn from cities engaging in pioneering transport initiatives and gain direct insight into how they are managing the transition towards sustainable urban mobility.

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 04 Jan 2019

New BlackBerry service aims to support the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems

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BlackBerry Limited recently announced a Security Credential Management System (SCMS) service to try and help the private and public sectors come together and accelerate the development of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The SCMS service will be available to automakers and public offices involved in smart city and connected vehicle pilots, providing a mechanism for vehicles and infrastructure, such as traffic lights, to exchange information in a trustworthy and private manner using digital certificates.

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 14 Dec 2018

SAVE THE DATE: 6th European Conference on SUMPs, 17-18 June 2019

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Planning for Sustainable and Active Cities: 17-18 June 2019, Groningen, The Netherlands

The 6th edition of the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands. The focus of the conference is on providing support to sustainable and active cities within the SUMP context, i.e. how to make cities more walkable and cycle-friendly.

By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 18 Dec 2018
By rswa178 / Updated: 12 Dec 2018

New fact sheets detail mobility innovations in Madrid, Munich and Ruse

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The first set of a new series of fact sheets chronicling the innovative mobility initiatives being conducted within the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project are now available.

These focus on Munich (Germany), Ruse (Bulgaria) and Madrid (Spain), three of the project's five Living Lab cities, and provide key details relating to each of the solutions, including;

By Tom Nokes / Updated: 13 Dec 2018

6th European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP)

The European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans is Europe's leading annual event for all those involved in putting the SUMP concept into practice. It serves as a forum for policy makers, local authorities, urban transport planners, academics, NGOs and other mobility professionals. The event offers opportunities to network, debate key issues and to exchange ideas on sustainable urban mobility planning. 

The 6th edition will take place on 17 and 18 June 2019 in Groningen, The Netherlands.

By Yannick Bousse / Updated: 05 Dec 2018

Launch Event: GECKO - Governance principles and mEthods enabling deCision maKers to manage and regulate the changing mObility systems

The GECKO consortium is pleased to announce the Launch Event of the Horizon 2020 funded project Governance principles and mEthods enabling deCision maKers to manage and regulate the changing mObility systems on Monday 10 December 2018 (15:00-17:30) at the Hilton Brussels Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium.

By Raffaele Vergnani / Updated: 07 Nov 2018

A new model for urban food transportation in Athens: the U-TURN project

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Population growth, congestion and environmental damage alongside increased use of home delivery services are challenging the traditional methods of freight urban logistics. According to CIVITAS Policy Note on Urban Freight Logistics (CIVITAS, 2015), freight urban logistics accounts for between 10 % and 15 % of the total distance travelled by urban road transport and emits approximately 6 % of all transport-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

By Carlos Gómez / Updated: 01 Nov 2018

Sustainable Urban Mobility Congress

This is the first edition of an international event that aims to lead a global reflection on the future of mobility and its impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the cities of the 21st century.

More than 40 speakers are expected to participate, who will address the main strategic aspects for the construction and consolidation of sustainable urban mobility systems, around three thematic axes:

By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 03 Oct 2018

Micro depots in Meisengasse, Frankfurt am Main

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With urban freight deliveries becoming more common due to a rapid increase in e-commerce, cities are looking for new ways to tackle increased congestion and pollution from increased numbers of light commercial vehicles (LCVs). One unusual approach that has been 'delivering' significant results is the micro-logistics approach to urban freight. The City of Frankfurt am Main, UPS, partners IHK Frankfurt am Main and House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) GmbH have been experimenting with bicycles in micro-logistics.

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