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City Logistics. Technical workshop "Urban Mobility Package" Brussels, 13 th June 2013 Mark MAJOR DG MOVE Unit C1 : Clean Transport and Sustainable Urban Mobility. Conclusions of review of measures

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City logistics

City Logistics

Technical workshop "Urban Mobility Package"

Brussels, 13thJune 2013



Unit C1 : Clean Transport and SustainableUrbanMobility

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Conclusions of review of measures

  • Many examples of measures aimed at mitigating negative effects of urban logistics are available, mainly from previous EU funded projects

  • Several plans have not materialized

  • Objective of measures may differ:

    • Air quality

    • Safety

    • Noise pollution

    • Efficiency/congestion

    • Mix of these objectives

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Conclusions of review of measures (2)

  • Measures may be grouped as follows:

    • Land use planning measures

    • Infrastructure measures

    • Consolidation (construction materials, general cargo, e-commerce deliveries)

    • Regulatory measures (LEZ, routing etc)

    • Speeding up introduction of clean and low noise equipment

  • Each group has it’s specific characteristics with respect to size of investments, lead time, barriers, impacts on various indicators

  • In most cases no systematic evaluation data available

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  • Problem analysis and solution differper city

  • Choice of efficientmeasuresdepend on the specificcircumstances

  • Knowledge, capabilities, stakeholder processandfinance are important elements

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Various policy options:

  • Knowledge sharing on urban freight problems and solutions

  • Capacity development at city level for urban logistics strategies

  • Technology development for clean and quiet development

  • Infrastructuredevelopmentformultimodalmovements

  • Regulatory measures, like pricing, low emission zones

Possible policy options EU

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  • How can the EU support or encourage cities to provide a better policy framework to improve urban logistics?

  • What other actions should the EU undertake to improve urban logistics?

  • Is urban logistics a necessary element to be addressed in the SUMP framework?

Policy questions:

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