Relevance to SUMP – Urban logistics are essential for cities to function successfully and make up a significant share of urban traffic as part of regional, national and international supply chains. The movement of goods is expected to grow, further increasing the high external costs of logistics activities. A SUMP requires an integrated consideration of urban logistics issues and city logistics measures. For a range of different reasons (different actors, strong role of the private sector, data availability), the operation and needs of the logistics sector are often neglected in urban planning and management.
Source: EC, 2013