City Logistics

Along with private traffic, the processes of goods transport and distribution are one of the main causes of energy consumption, harmful gas emissions and the rise in noise levels in the urban areas, contributing to the known negative impact on the quality of life and the environment in the European cities.
This phenomenon is destined to increase, since – despite the economic crisis and the opening of numerous shopping malls in suburban areas – a gradual revival of activities connected with small-scale retail in the old city centres of Italy is taking place. In addition, new forms of purchase (online, for example) entail home delivery, while the increase in tourist flows has led to the emergence of commercial activities devoted to this segment.

All this means that the urban areas, and the old city centres in particular, are increasingly under pressure not only from private traffic but also from major flows of goods traffic, frequently characterised by low load ratios and engines of a highly pollutant type.
For these reasons, by now the adoption of infrastructures and systems tailored to a correct and efficient management of City Logistics is increasingly considered – in most countries and especially in Europe – as a key factor in the improvement of urban mobility.

City Logistics news

In its capacity as technical coordinator of the ENCLOSE project, within the framework of the European Programme IEE (Intelligent European Energy), MemEx has developed – in liaison with the other partners – a method to support the technicians and stakeholders of the European City Councils for the elaboration of the SULPs (Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans), […]

“Public Transport and Evaluation APPs integration @Siena” was the title of the presentation made by Eleonora Ercoli during the webinar Data for Smart Traffic Management, organised on the 21st october in the frame of the series “Implementing Sustainable Mobility in the Mediterranean” by the Urban Transports Community. The new functionalities of the public transport App in […]

Participate to the workshop on rural mobility “Possible mobility scenarios: a vision for Dreisam Stromer”  organised by Bürgerbus Dreisam Stromer in collaboration with SMARTA project on the 20th October. The one-day workshop will bring local communities together with planners and political decision-makers. The workshop will start with a keynote speech from Dr. Martin Schiefelbush, which will […]

Join the final event (6th – 20th October) of three CIVITAS living labs projects – CIVITAS DESTINATIONS, CIVITAS ECCENTRIC and CIVITAS PORTIS – that have been testing and demonstrating innovative mobility solutions over the past four years. Register here to discover the key achievements and lessons learnt on sustainable urban mobility measures implemented in 16 European […]