On 23 May 2022 14:00-15:50 CEST POLIS will be joining the European Technology Platform, ALICE for the second of two webinars on the future of urban freight. The series explores governance, technology, planning, incentive schemes etc. and how public-private partnerships are being deployed in novel ways to leverage cutting edge digital technologies and data sharing mechanisms. The series provides an opportunity to hear about new concepts and opportunities between ongoing EU-funded projects and initiatives.
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.