A New Governance Model for City Logistics in Metropolitan Areas

The European Union is a largely urban continent. Today, approximately 359 million people - 72% of the total EU population - live in cities, towns and suburbs. As economic centres, cities are not only the place of delivery of goods but they also ship them. Three to five percent of urban land is devoted to freight transport and logistics. In Europe, with its historic centres and dense living areas, the nuisance created by freight traffic has long been perceived as a local problem. City logistics (CL) is an extremely flexible activity: it adapts to current profound changes in demographics, urban economy, new shopping and distribution behaviours, new demands from consumers and businesses. Policymakers have generally left freight transport matters to the private sector, which demands and supplies freight transport services. The edge of innovation in the field is represented by a programme supported by the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport National Committee aiming to develop and validate a cooperative, efficient and eco-sustainable system. This is accomplished while cutting the costs of last mile services and also allowing for the development of B2B type, advanced, real-time e-services for stakeholders. Most encouraging results from a pilot demonstrator are presented. This paper presents innovative governance models, stakeholders engagement methodology, and pilot project results.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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  • Accession Number: 01676768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 0048
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2018 2:42PM