Urban freight/city logistics

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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.

By Michiel Modijefsky / Updated: 25 Oct 2021
By Fred Dotter / Updated: 25 Oct 2021
By BAXCOamc / Updated: 31 Jan 2022
By Hannah Figg / Updated: 23 Sep 2021
By lauraschubert / Updated: 24 Sep 2021

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2021

The CIVITAS Forum is a bi-annual event hosted by the CIVITAS Initiative that celebrates, promotes and encourages sustainable cities and sustainable urban mobility advancement across Europe.

Hosted this year in Aachen, Germany, the conference will be guided by the central theme 'Smart routes towards climate-neutral cities'.

The CIVITAS Forum 2021 will take place on 20-21 October 2021. It is a hybrid conference, with participants joining on-site in Aachen (Germany) and online.

By Conall Martin / Updated: 24 Sep 2021
By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 03 Sep 2021
By dana.agrotti / Updated: 06 Sep 2021

Kick-off Webinar of SURF e-course, to develop pathways for sustainable urban freight

SURF (Sustainable URban Freight) is a collaboration between Polis Network and Environmental Defense Fund Europe. The Project will guide city planners, business leaders and other freight decision-makers to develop a vision and strategy pathway for sustainable freight, in particular developing and structuring knowledge and awareness on 'Zero Emission Zones for Freight' (ZEZ-F).

By Cláudia Ribeiro / Updated: 26 Aug 2021
By Claus Köllinger / Updated: 16 Aug 2021

Prague's electric cargo bike depot is one of Europe’s best zero-emission projects

Prague’s electric cargo bike depot has been identified as one of the three best projects in Europe in the 'Zero Pollution' category of Eurocities' Awards 2021. It is also seen as a success within the city, as it will be used as a model for an additional depot in the Czech capital.