Vienna (AU) presents sustainable urban logistics plan

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Vienna (AU) presented a sustainable urban logistics plan (SULP). The Vienna-Lower Austria area will continue to grow and with it the volume of traffic. At the same time, logistics is changing profoundly, for example through technological developments. The Action Plan is the result of a multi-stage process involving more than 300 stakeholders. Logistik2030 developed 35 …

Research: integrating first-mile pickup and last-mile delivery

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In a recent paper, researchers analyze the route efficiency trade-offs that emerge from combining first-mile pickup and last-mile delivery operations in an urban distribution system. They build on the literature on continuum approximation of optimal route distances and propose adjustment factors that account for the effects of integrated pickup and delivery operations.

UPS plans for private home drone delivery by 2021

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UPS expects to expand private home drone delivery by 2021. UPS vice president Bala Ganesh said to Yahoo Finance UPS is working with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on what’s called an integration pilot program or IPP. Three key guidelines are coming together that will pave the way to …

US research: urban freight and road safety in the era of e-commerce

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E-commerce has increased freight volumes and shifted freight vehicles to local streets and arterials. These changes have caused increasing concern over traffic safety in urban areas, but there has been limited investigation of road safety impacts. To advance understanding of this issue, a US research team examined recent trends in urban freight-related road safety in …

Urban planning for cargo bikes: this is how it’s done

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Cargo bikes are emission-free, environmentally friendly and low-noise vehicles. Cargo bikes can be effective and economically sound city logistics concepts especially for the growing number of small shipments. The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) set a target of 20% cargo bikes in city logistics.