The project aims at developping and demonstrating new concepts to distribute and collect goods in urban areas. The scope include five different levels:
1. Logistics concepts to improve the productivity in transport organisation;
2. City-Terminal operation to improve forwarding processes in view of the whole logistics chain, even with additional goods transfer points and handling costs;
3. Telematics applications, to improve control of goods distribution process;
4. Tools for administrations to influence transport without radical disruption of economic activities;
5. Alternative transport modes recommendations to support significant modal shift to rail.
After a review of the actual and current European city-logistic schemes, the feasibility of new concepts will be analysed for the following:
1 . The logistic operational level will address the problem of building an efficient organisation of transport chains with the support of new software applications, also to manage the highly automated transport information chain on a 'real-time' basis and provide required information availability to the respective staff.
2. The City-Terminal operation concept will organise the distribution and recollection of goods on a sustainable basis for traffic and environment at an acceptable price level. It will make use of telematics application to offer new concepts for highly automated data interchange between different types of data, especially considering the mobile data communication requirements and their costs.
3. The City Administration level will implement new ways of access control and regulation procedures, and space ressource management for urban goods transport without major risk of low acceptance, neither by the economy nor by the inhabitants. In particular, innovative dynamic loading management systems will be tested.
Austria: Vienna, Linz, Wiener Neustadt;
Germany: Regensburg, region of Halle/Leipzig/Dessau;
Spain: Sevilla, Cordoba;
UK: Bristol, Norwich;
National City Logistic Projects in Austria and Bavaria; SURFF; COST 321; POLIS; Car Free Cities; IMPREND; REFORM; Freight Village 2000
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
S10 2TN Sheffield
DE4 2EH Rowsley