New goods distribution scheme in Krakow/Poland

By News Editor / Updated: 02 Sep 2014

The City of Krakow developed a new scheme of goods distribution with usage of clean and more environment friendly vehicles. Initial implementation will be made within the city centre on the main square area. With the goods distribution system, the private delivery service in the old city centre shall be reduced by about 50%.

Objectives / Innovative Aspects

The measure concerns the developing of a access control system for goods vehicles to protected zones, the establishing of a efficient goods distribution, the achieving of a wide social consensus on access restrictions and the implementing of a system operated by clean vehicles. Innovative are the integrated implementation of an enlarged freight distribution system, the extended set of goods distributed and services offered to the customers and the access control technology and clean vehicles.

The Measure

The City of Krakow will develop a new scheme of goods distribution with usage of clean and more environment friendly vehicles. A feasibility study concerning the system for the distribution of goods in the city centre of Krakow, using clean and energy efficient vehicles will be taken. Initial implementation will be made within the city centre on the main square area. With the goods distribution system, the private delivery service in the old city centre shall be reduced by about 50%. Within the urban goods distribution system, the particular objectives shall be achieved which are the improving of the regulation on access control of private commercial vehicles in the inner city area in order to decrease the amount of private goods deliveries and the building up the concept design of the goods delivery system. Research and technological development activities are conducted concerning>the design of the scheme of the goods delivery concept in Krakow, the planning layout and the operations of the logistic centre, linking with this activity also the involvement of present couriers, operators, and of all potential stakeholders in the decision-making process.

Implementation Status

Scheme design of the goods delivery concept in Krakow was created. The document was based on the experience of Genoa. Meetings of all potential stakeholders of the project. As a result of stakeholders’ meetings, a Mobility Forum was organised, where all the stakeholders could exchange their opinions and suggestions. The stakeholders consist of carriers, shopkeepers, Market Square area managers and city logistics experts.Krakow decided to discard the HUB-based solution and started to work on new concepts, mainly mobility credits system. Creating an internal report - “New concept of distribution scheme in Krakow”, covering theoretical and practical aspects of mobility credit system in Krakow. Launch and test operation of the system, during 2 initial 2-weeks periods (winter and spring).

Results

System proposed in the measure is possible to be implemented, nevertheless, strong political support and wider consensus among stakeholders is needed. The credit points-based solution was checked in the field and seems to be very effective and innovative. Electronic system of collecting and calculating the data was checked and the PDA-based solution seems to be much more cost-effective than the camera recognition. It seems that ‘noise’ is not the main problem for people in the city center and the biggest problem for inhabitants and tourists is the system of car parking’s, the system which allows people to park their car in the pavement.

Topic: 
Urban freight/city logistics
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Country: 
Poland
City: 
Kraków
Contact: 
Dominik Kaim
Author: 
Dominik Kaim
19 Jun 2009
02 Sep 2014