Vienna (AU): parcel service providers make up only 0.8 percent of the total traffic

On behalf of Österreichische Post AG, the Institute for Transport Economics and Logistics of the Vienna University of Economics and Business conducted a study on city logistics in Vienna. The aim was to find out to what extent the parcel services (CEP) service providers actually contribute to the total traffic volume in Vienna.

At 86.5 percent, passenger car traffic continues to occupy the inglorious first place in city traffic. The parcel service providers make up only 0.8 percent of the total traffic in Vienna. The share of vans of craftsmen and technicians is 6 percent. This small proportion of CEP service providers means that traffic congestion is not due to CEP services.

The study also shows that transport policy measures in the passenger car sector have a much greater impact than measures in the commercial sector due to their high share of total traffic. Restrictive measures in commercial traffic, such as driving or parking bans, would negatively affect the profitability of companies, says Prof. Kummer of the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
A focus on the utilization of vehicles contributes to the further relief of the total traffic. This utilization is already a core competence in the CEP area, and the degree of consolidation of parcel and letter mail is also at a high level. Another measure is the use of alternative drives such as e-cargo bicycles.

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