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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 News Editor / Updated: 22 Mar 2017

Workshop: Green solutions for urban logistics

The NOVELOG Turin Workshop ‘Green solutions for the urban logistics’ is the fourth of six NOVELOG city workshops. It includes a technical visit of 5T (Telematic Technologies Transports Traffic Torino), to show how the vehicles involved in the NOVELOG project are monitored by the traffic control room of the City of Turin.

By News Editor / Updated: 20 Mar 2017

CIVITAS Quotes

The EU-funded CIVITAS Initiative has enabled the implementation of more than 600 sustainable mobility measures in more than 60 cities acrosse Europe between 2002 and 2016.

Each measure has been evaluated. Relevant facts and figures have been collected and analysed by the CIVITAS WIKI project. This has resulted in a set of so-called CIVITAS quotes. Each quote includes useful and factual information. Topics vary. Some examples:

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By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 09 Mar 2017

FREVUE Final Conference

After more than four years of exposing electric freight vehicles to the day-to-day rigours of urban logistics in eight of Europe’s largest cities, the FREVUE partners would like to share with you project results and their thoughts for the future deployment of electric freight vehicles in Europe.

The FREVUE Final Conference will take place in London (UK) on the 21 June 2017.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 09 Mar 2017

Webinar: Assessing EVs for daily logistics

The FREVUE project will organise its first technical webinar on Friday 17 March 2017, from 11.00 to 12.00 (CET).

The FREVUE partner SINTEF will present during this webinar the main results of a study on the technical assessment of electric vehicles used for daily logistics operations.

The presentation will be complemented by testimonies of two local FREVUE partners: EMEL (in Lisbon) and Breytner (in Rotterdam).

 

By News Editor / Updated: 07 Mar 2017

Transport Research Arena 2018

TRA 2018 is an arena for researchers, companies and public authorities active in the field of transport. It welcomes policy makers and stakeholders framing research and transport policy.

Together they will share and discuss new ideas, research results, technological solutions and new business models. Together they will experience and shape the future of transport and mobility for people and goods.

Key focus areas will be:

By News Editor / Updated: 06 Mar 2017

Workshop: City Logistics Experience Exchange

This workshop aims to bring together representatives from businesses, local governments and research to exchange operational knowledge on citylogistics in Europe. 

The workshop is organised by Eco2city in cooperation with Stadsleveransen Gothenburg. It will take place in Trafikkontoret (Urban Transport Administration), Köpmansgatan 20, Gothenburg (Sweden). THe organisers also invite participants to a dinner the evening before.

For more information, see the agenda below.

By News Editor / Updated: 08 Feb 2017

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2017

This annual event brings together the CIVITAS community from across Europe: hundreds of mobility experts, actors and stakeholders, all of whom are devoted to the development of sustainable urban mobility in their cities.

The 15th edition of the CIVITAS Forum Conference will continue the tradition of offering state-of-the-art presentations, interactive workshops and sessions, interesting site visits, and new innovative elements in the programme.

By News Editor / Updated: 08 Feb 2017

2017 Polis Conference

SAVE THE DATE!

  • Call for exhibitors and sponsors opens in February
  • Call for speakers opens in March and closes in May
  • Registrations open in June
  • Polis Annual General Assembly (Polis members only): 5/12/2017
  • 2017 Polis Conference: 6-7/12/2017 
 
 
By Eileen O'connell / Updated: 01 Feb 2017

EVIDENCE Project Final Workshop

23 February, 14B Rue de La Science, Brussels

The EVIDENCE project is a strategic initiative funded by EACI to investigate the economic evidence for sustainable urban mobility measures.

This final workshop will present the findings and recommendations from the project, look at how the evidence has been used in cities and campaigns, and investigate the barriers to integration of sustainable mobility.

It will finish with a look at the gaps in the evidence, new forms of mobility to be investigated and how best to implement the evidence.

By News Editor / Updated: 03 Jan 2017

CIVITAS e-course: sustainable urban freight transport

The delivery of goods makes up a significant share of traffic in European cities and is a major contributor to deteriorating air quality, rising carbon emissions and congestion.

More efficient freight deliveries can reduce congestion, lower emissions and free up space for sustainable modes.

This e-course, part of the CIVITAS Initiative's extensive catalogue of online learning, introduces sustainable urban freight transport, and outlines its importance and challenges.

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