Category «Policies»

Parcel deliveries and parking: potential for improving productivity

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Recent growth in e-commerce has impacted the distribution of parcel deliveries in cities, with residential deliveries accounting for a rapidly growing share of urban freight movement. Through field observation and development of a simulation model, a study by UTRC aims to investigate the characteristics of parcel delivery activity in a heavily residential area of Manhattan, …

TomTom: these are the most congested cities

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Covering 416 cities across 57 countries on 6 continents, the TomTom Traffic Index ranks urban congestion worldwide and provides free access to city-by-city information. Drivers, developers, automakers and governmental authorities, can use the index to help tackle traffic-related challenges.

Design city logistics for new residential neighbourhoods

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The Dutch city of Utrecht announces that the new Merwede-district will be car-free. The City of Amsterdam strives for a complete car-less city. Also international, cities go for car-free of car-less. But, if you don’t think about city logistics in advance, the sidewalks will soon be full of delivery vans. For the new-build district Merwede, …

World Economic Forum about the future of the last-mile ecosystem

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Growing demand for e-commerce delivery will result in 36% more delivery vehicles in inner cities by 2030, leading to a rise in both emissions and traffic congestion without effective intervention. Without effective intervention, urban last-mile delivery emissions and traffic congestion are on track to increase by over 30% in the top 100 cities globally.

ALICE launches the Roadmap Towards Zero Emissions Logistics 2050

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In response to the Paris Agreement, more and more governments, associations and businesses are setting bold climate targets. The European Commission presented the European Green Deal with the ambition to be the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050. This will be achieved with a two-step approach, designed to reduce CO2 emissions by 50%, …

Vienna (AT) presents sustainable urban logistics plan

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Vienna (AT) 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 …