While Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) are becoming a requirement for all large TEN-T nodes, Sustainable Urban Logistic Plans (SULPs) are less widespread and well-known across European cities.
Bax & Company, together with EUROCITIES and the University of Groningen organised this ULaaDS session to explore the status of SULPs across Europe and to zoom into the example of Stockholm.
Susanne Böhler & Katy Huaylla from Rupprecht Consult opened the webinar with an overview on SULPs. They talked about the crucial role played by logistics in the urban environment, the challenges of the sector and the many stakeholders involved, as well as the relevant EU regulations. Their study confirms that city administrations seem to be less focused on urban logistics management, compared to passenger transport. Nonetheless, despite the small number of cities that have adopted a SULP or a similar strategy, the level of awareness of European guidelines on logistics is relatively high among medium- and large-sized cities. Their seven recommendations for SULPs are available in the presentation below.
Paul Fenton talked about the efforts and actions to nurture sustainable urban logistics in Stockholm, including the city’s Freight Plan which is due for renewal soon. The city has six focus areas which include Coordination, Off-peak deliveries, Geofencing, Älskade stad, Urban Waterways, and E-commerce. This video summarises the approach for night-time or off-peak deliveries and this video gives you an insight into geofencing.