Tag «zero emission zones»

Research: costs and benefits of a low emission zone for city logistics

A new paper aims to quantify the environmental and economic impacts of a low-emission zone in the context of urban freight transport. The research combines a literature review, behavioral data, urban freight transport, environmental models, and cost-benefit analysis methodologies. Through this methodological framework, the researchers examine the costs and benefits of implementing a low-emission zone …

Valuable ICCT-report on zero emission zones, however not comprehensive

ICCT published a paper to aid cities in planning and implementing low- and zero-emission zones by sharing lessons learned from Europe and North America. The study identifies underlying legal frameworks and enforcement mechanisms, reviews incentives to encourage the transition to zero-emission vehicles and other modes of mobility, and summarizes critical actions for cities to consider …

Zero-emission zones: a guide for cities

Though less than 4% of vehicles on the road are trucks, it is estimated that they are responsible for 27% of road transport’s CO2 emissions. As urbanization grows, absolute population numbers and population density continue to rise in cities. Consequently, urban commercial transport is also increasing, exacerbating congestion and harmful emissions. Action is needed to …

ITDP reporting about the opportunities of Low Emission Zones

Low emission zones (LEZs) are essential for cities regulating urban freight. Though low-emission zones have been primarily implemented as an air quality improvement strategy, they have the potential to catalyze a faster transition to electric vehicles and encourage more compact development that facilitates walking, cycling, and using public transportation. Momentum around low-emission zones is growing. …

How to solve net congestion for zero emission city logistics?

The logistics sector is facing a significant sustainability challenge in the coming years. Improving sustainability often involves a transition to battery-electric delivery vans and trucks. However, a lack of capacity on the electricity grid can be a barrier to this transition. A new report by Stichting Connekt, the Nationale Agenda Laadinfrastructuur, and CE Delft provides …

Are zero emission zones fair?

The Dutch Climate Agreement states that 30 to 40 larger cities in 2025 should have medium-sized zero-emission zones for city logistics. That should yield 1 Megaton of CO2. That may affect 40 thousand trucks and more than 250 thousand delivery vans. Even if there are enough affordable electric vehicles on the market in the coming …