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Can smart mobility hubs be a game changer if you ignore their city logistics role?

There is a new report out by Urban Europe on smart mobility hubs as game changer in transport. The report provides valuable guidelines for integrating mobility hubs in the urban space. A mobility hub is a physical location where shared mobility options are offered at permanent, dedicated, and visible locations and where public or collective …

LCV versus cargo bike: the case of DB Schenker in Paris

A paper by researchers from SPLOTT – AME, Gustave Eiffel University, Champs-sur-Marne, France, focuses on the conditions for the financial sustainability of cargo bikes compared with electric light commercial vehicles (LCVs). The analysis is based on real data from parcel service company DB Schenker. The dataset consists of 600.000 operations made in Paris over two …

Electric cargo bikes – a comprehensive review

Electric cargo bikes can potentially reduce the negative impacts of transportation systems when utilized for the right application. There is a growing literature, especially on commercial freight transport. Therefore, it is essential to have a comprehensive outlook of the prevailing literature to synthesize the existing knowledge base. A paper by Narayanan and Antoniou consolidates the …

German research on the requirements of cargo bikes on the infrastructure

In December 2021, the project-mo.de research project from the LOEWE focus „Infrastructure – Design – Society” was successfully completed with the work package „Requirements of cargo bikes on the infrastructure.“ The project involved three sub-projects: obtaining expert opinions on cargo bike dimensions and traffic planning, collecting experiences from cargo bike riders, and evaluating real data …

Research: hydrogen versus battery electric

The UK investment in transport decarbonization is more than £27B from the government for incentivizing zero-emission vehicles as part of an urgent response to decarbonize the transport sector. The investments made must facilitate a transition to a long-term solution. The success relies on coordinating and testing the evolution of both the energy and transport systems. …

London: using the river Thames for light freight

River freight can help reduce road traffic and air pollution and be more reliable and provide an easy way to access Central London. CRP’s new Clean Air Logistics for London project, which started in July 2021, focused on river freight and further made the underused Thames a viable route for goods coming into London. Light …

GeoSence: testing and applying geofencing technologies in cities

The overall objective of the GeoSence project is to design, trial, and evaluate geofencing concepts and solutions for specific cases in cities, within the project and from other previous and ongoing geofencing initiatives and to propose new ways of successfully deploying geofencing technologies. Furthermore, tools for implementation and approaches to scaling up and spreading the …