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Six European small and medium size cities will develop Sustainable Urban Logistic Plans (SULPs)

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Urban freight is responsible for almost a quarter of European cities’ CO2 emissions from urban transport, as well as 30 to 50 percent of particle pollution, nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions. Small and medium size cities, and especially tourist towns, often have particular freight challenges due to characteristics such as old road infrastructures, narrow streets, …

Intelligent Access Program to monitor urban freight

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The Australian Intelligent Access Program (IAP) is a national program developed in partnership with all Australian road agencies. It uses satellite tracking and wireless communication technology to remotely monitor where, when, and how heavy vehicles are being operated on the road network. It provides an opportunity for transport operators to achieve productivity gains, better turnaround …

Integrating urban freight in Brussels (B)

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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 a topic of special attention. Brussels aims at making the metropolitan area a model of efficient and innovative urban distribution. In applying a comprehensive planning approach, from situation assessment to measure selection and monitoring, Brussels …

Smart loading zones in Barcelona (ES)

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In 2015 Barcelona introduced regulated areas for Distribució Urbana de Mercaderies (DUM) areas for loading and unloading. Following the success of the pilot scheme in Passeig de Gràcia, the rest of the city got DUMs for the loading and unloading of goods. The designation of 9,000 parking places as DUM areas aims to update and …