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

The LIFE ASPIRE webinar focused on freight distribution in small/midsized historic towns and related Covid-19 impacts took place on the 4th March with the participation of more than 40 interested stakeholders among city representatives, logistics operators, academics and professionals. Key outcomes from LIFE ASPIRE project activities in Lucca and Zadar as well as some interesting […]

Are you interested in knowing better the SMARTA project? MemEx is glad to announce that the project promotional video is now online. Watching the video, you will get to know the activities and most important results reached by the project in few minutes. The video is available on YouTube at this link. The SMARTA project – […]

MemEx participated at the POLIS2020 Annual Conference on the 02nd December focused on accessibility issues in the current transport system. Andrea Lorenzini presented the key results of the SMARTA project, highlighting how it is time to put rural mobility higher on the EU Agenda. It is time to act now, ensuring equal access to all! […]