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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 VM / Updated: 02 May 2017

Forum mobility

This FORUM organized by the association "FOR URBAN PASSION" is held on May 11, in BOZAR.

The theme "New Use <> New Move. Land Use & Mobility" will open the page of the city by 2030.

This prospective look will be based on the findings: what is moving in our lives (work, housing, habits of consumption, etc.) and how we have already changed our ways of moving (electric scooter or bike, renting or sharing cars, etc.) Do these changes bode well for the city of tomorrow?

Drinks and lunch are included in the price.

By News Editor / Updated: 19 Apr 2017

Gelsenkirchen tests EVs for waste collection (Germany)

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The German city of Gelsenkirchen is testing a new electric vehicle for waste collection.

The small transporter will be used primarily to collect paper waste from the city centre and one additional neighbourhood.

Built by DHL subsidiary Streetscooter GmbH, the vehicle has a modest 30 kilowatt motor which allows for a maximum speed of 80 km/h and a range of 80 km per charge. Deutsche Post DHL currently uses some 2,000 similar vehicles for post and parcel deliveries.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 11 Apr 2017

Stockholm makes urban freight an integrated part of its mobility plan (Sweden)

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The city of Stockholm has designed a strategy for freight which fits in the overall sustainable urban mobility planning strategy of the Swedish capital. The good integration of urban freight in the transport strategy made Stockholm qualify as one of the three finalists for the 5th EU SUMP Award on the topic of urban freight.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 11 Apr 2017

Budapest's SUMP: a plan for people and goods mobility (Hungary)

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Budapest SUMP, the Balázs Mór Plan, sets the mobility priorities for the years to come in the Hungarian Capital. The mobility of people is at the core of the plan. Budapest SUMP stood out at the last EU SUMP Award competition for making the strategy for the transport of goods an important part of the Balázs Mór Plan. Budapest was indeed one of the three finalists of the 5th EU SUMP Award on the theme of freight.

By News Editor / Updated: 04 Apr 2017

Commission launches competition for young transport innovators

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The European Commission this week launched the European Transport Innovation Challenge 2017, a new award offered to young transport innovators for creative solutions for goods and services that will contribute to reducing CO2 emissions in transport.

The solutions can be the result of research, can be in any transport mode, and in many different sectors linked to transport, such as solutions in healthcare, retail or food sectors. The key word is innovation.

By Thomas Mourey / Updated: 27 Mar 2017

Integrating urban freight in Brussels' SUMP (Belgium)

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In 2016, the Brussels-Capital Region began the preparation of its third Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) in which freight will be the object of a particular attention. The Brussels-Capital Region aims at making the metropolitan area a model of efficient and innovative urban distribution.

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: 05 Apr 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).