This year the Mayor introduced the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), where drivers of older, more polluting vehicles will now be charged to enter the congestion zone area at all times. This is part of a wider effort from the public and private sectors alike to tackle the issue of air and traffic pollution across …
Addressing the environmental and infrastructure challenges caused by the growth in e-commerce deliveries, Magway has won co-funding support from Innovate UK via its Emerging and Enabling Technologies competition. Magway is a “delivery utility”, delivering parcels between distribution centers and consolidation centers via underground pipelines similar to those used by water, gas and electricity companies.
The BuyZET project ended on May 31st, and the three core cities of the project (Rotterdam, Copenhagen, and Oslo) have published their Innovative Procurement Plans for zero-emission transport, to be implemented in the coming years.
The Washington District’s Department of Transportation will conduct a three-month study with startup company curbFlow to explore how to better manage city logistics aimed at improving the use of curb space on nine city blocks.
The Cargo Sous Terrain (CST) project is an innovative transport project in Switzerland. Over the next 25 years, an underground freight transport system is to be built across Switzerland; from Geneva to St. Gallen. Self-propelled vehicles are to transport pallets and containers from the logistics centers to the cities.
Cars, vans, trucks, and buses will have to be equipped with advanced safety features. Vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians, to be better protected; 25.300 people died on EU roads in 2017 and 135.000 were seriously injured.
The public and private partners in the European project SOCRATES develop and test various smart traffic information and navigation services for road users, such as optimized navigation advice at major events and road works. The challenge is not only the technical realization of the services but also lies in the cooperation.
An experiment in smart city design is being proposed in Toronto. Sidewalk Labs (Google affiliate) is partnering with Waterfront Toronto to create a mixed-use community on a 12-acre site east of downtown with innovative concepts in local deliveries, waste collection and construction logistics.
Smog reduction could save European citizens €183 bn by 2025, InnoEnergy and Deloitte find. New research launched by InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy engine supported by the EIT, reveals that EU citizens are set to pocket €183 bn by adopting innovative smog-reduction technologies over the next seven years.
The past few months the cities of Copenhagen, Oslo, and Rotterdam were discussing potential zero-emission delivery options with regional suppliers in their selected priority areas within the Buyzet project. All three cities are exploring how they can encourage craftsmen employed to work in city-owned facilities to switch to zero-emission vehicles or find other ways to …