Efficient use of pavements for a more decarbonized Dublin

The project SENATOR aims to create a new urban logistic model to enhance cities’ sustainability.
For this purpose, the project will develop a smart network operator as a control tower supported on an ICT Platform that will work as a support tool for decision-making, integration, and planning of all logistics operations.

Consequently, it will minimize the negative impacts that this distribution causes in the cities and constitute an effective means of collaboration between agents (citizens, operators, transporters, and administrations).
To test its effectiveness, SENATOR will be validated in a real environment in two Living Labs: Zaragoza (Spain) and Dublin (Ireland).

The project will help city councils to manage, under a 360-vision approach, sustainable transport policies in an optimal way, connecting freight flows into urban planning.

Dublin City Council is undertaking innovative management of kerbside restrictions as part of a SENATOR pilot, aiming to find new and innovative ways to promote the efficient and sustainable use of loading bays. In addition, streamlined management processes, with easy-to-understand and shared data, will facilitate the implementation of initiatives such as electric vehicle charging points or the promotion of active travel.

The city is working on the pilot with help from two pioneering companies, AppyWay, and Curb IQ. Together, they expect to generate better data to make more informed and efficient decisions about kerbside assets.

Adopting digital kerbside management tools enables Dublin City Council to make policy decisions based on a highly accurate dataset. Furthermore, such a dataset makes available the tools, processes, and open data needed to make smarter decisions and make the Senator Urban Living Lab a success.

This kerbside project has been selected as one of Ireland’s Pathfinder projects, which forms a key part of implementing the country’s National Sustainable Mobility Policy. The Pathfinder Programme highlights 35 exemplary transport projects that can pave the way for Ireland to achieve a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector by 2030.

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