The strategic plan aims to lead transformation in cities so that urban logistics proactively respond to the pollution, congestion, safety, and environmental challenges to create liveable, prosperous, resilient, and safer cities.
ALICE (Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe) and POLIS (Cities and regions for transport innovation) launched their ‘guide for advancing towards zero-emission urban logistics by 2030’ on 1 December.
The document addresses five key areas of intervention in modern cities:
- Smart governance and regulations. Clear targets and plans, with knowledge shared between cities and regions.
- Clean and alternative fleet. Uptake of small electric vehicles alongside current van and truck usage.
- Logistics operations. Consolidation of flows, enabled by new models of collaboration such as sharing of vehicles and infrastructure.
- Purpose-oriented data acquisition and sharing. Increased interaction between companies and local authorities.
- Consumer engagement. More transparency to empower customers to enact change.
The full report and press release can be found here.