It is Amsterdam’s ambition to maintain a level of at least 5.000 newly built houses each year. For this purpose the city is looking for suitable areas for residential building and is transforming existing business areas into metropolitan live-work areas.
City logistics will become more complex and costly. The demand for city logistics grows because of urbanization. Most urbanization takes place in emerging economies leading, amongst others, to the rapid emergence of highly dense megacities. Research by Vrije Universiteit Brussels (B) looks at alternative urban freight options for deliveries to megacities
The EU-funded CITYLAB, NOVELOG, SUCCESS, U-TURN projects join forces and invite professionals to the CIVITAS Urban Freight Conference on April 23 and 24 in Brussels (B). The conference is interactive event including presentations, posters and exhibitions, breakout and training sessions, workshops and awards.
Freight vehicle parking facilities at large urban freight traffic generators, such as urban retail malls, are often characterized by a high volume of vehicle arrivals and a poor parking supply infrastructure. Recurrent congestion of freight parking facilities generates negative externalities.
A new paper looks on common practices in current urban logistics planning in Scandinavia and the UK, and the degree to which SUTP (Sustainable Urban Transport Plan), SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans) and SULP (Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans). It is found that urban freight plans are used more frequently in the UK than in the Scandinavian …
A lot of reports came out in 2017 on city logistics and last mile deliveries. What were our most favourite reports? The five ‘must reads’ for professionals.
On November 21 and 22, 2017, Roland Berger hosted the Urban Logistics Convention in Amsterdam, together with the German Federal Logistics Association (BVL) and supported by the Dutch and French logistics associations VLM and ASLOG.
It’s the 1 mln dollar question: are cargo bike network for city logistics really more expensive? Antwerps (B) researcher Jochen Maes, says yes. A new simulation study by the same Antwerps University, based on different delivery scenarios for certain areas, presents new perspectives by taking a more holistic approach.
In urban areas light goods are often delivered by heavy vehicles covering only short distances. This is problematic in sensitive inner city areas. The European project Cyclelogistics Ahead, a follow up on the first Cyclelogistics project in 2011, aims at reducing the negative impact of motorised urban freight.
A group of 18 major European cities have written to Commission President Juncker urging him to prioritise road safety by mandating a direct vision standard for trucks as soon as possible. Cities such as London, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels and Copenhagen are re-designing existing roads and cutting vehicle speeds but say they cannot be successful “if …