Clean freight and logistics

City logistics is a key issue for local authorities all around the world, as it vital but has important effects on air quality, congestion and pollution.

EU funded projects in the spotlight

ECCENTRIC, a focus on less talked about urban mobility issues: freight and suburban districts

Concept: The aim is to tackle the challenge of mobility in suburban districts and develop clean and silent city logistics. For that, the five cities are putting in place urban laboratory on the outskirts of their limits, in areas facing high population growth.

Local authorities involved: Turku (Finland), Ruse (Bulgaria), Munich (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden), Madrid (Spain)

EU contribution: EUR 17.35 Million (90%)

Timeframe: September 2016 – August 2020

Programme: CIVITAS

More information on CIVITAS’s website

Freight TAILS, thinking sustainable logistics

Concept: Developing sustainable freight management policies specific to various urban contexts to reduce freight’s negative impact on roads and the environment. 

Local authorities involved: Westminster (UK), Brussels (Belgium), Gdynia (Poland), La Rochelle (France), Parma (Italy), Split (Croatia), Suceava (Romania), Tallinn (Estonia), Umea (Sweden)

Timeframe: September 2015 – May 2018

Programme: URBACT

More information on URBACT’s website

Current EU calls

Past EU projects in London

NOVELOG (New Cooperative Business Models and Guidance for Sustainable City Logistics)

TRAILBLAZER (Transport and Innovation Logistics by Local Authorities with a Zest for Efficiency and Realisation)

FREVUE (Freight Electric Vehicles in Urban Europe)

Freight TAILS (Delivering Tailored Approaches for Innovative Logistics Solutions)

CIVITAS Citylab (City Logistics in Living Laboratories)

Freight in London

London Lorry Control Scheme

TfL information on freight

Gnewt Cargo, private company working with the GLA and TfL for pilot parcels delivery project in London

Freight in the EU and elsewhere