All local authorities – whether urban, peri-urban or rural – have to contend with local logistics planning when working in the sustainable transport sector. While this can be a challenge, it also presents an opportunity to implement carefully selected solutions with the potential to make great strides in fostering a more sustainable transport system.
Under the CIVITAS FastTrack project, FastTrack cities exchanged knowledge to evaluate the local potential of – and methods of accelerating the implementation of – innovative solutions like new IT tools, new ways of organising freight and deliveries through the implementation of microhubs, and public procurement strategies to ensure fleets run on clean fuels. Furthermore, this cluster explored innovations that tackle the organisation of last mile delivery and implement smart grids, all to help extend the reach of clean fuels and vehicles beyond municipal fleets. With speedy deployment of locally appropriate solutions, cities can improve the sustainability of urban logistics, vehicles and fuels, all while improving local air quality, reducing noise pollution, and boosting resident wellbeing.
This factsheet explores how sustainable and clean urban logistics are impacted by stakeholder engagement, data collection, business models, and governance.