Consultation workshop on the new EU Urban Mobility Initiative – Urban freight transport and logistics

Join the workshop to give your opinions on policy and priorities being addressed at the European level related to urban freight transport and logistics, and on specific actions to be included in the European Commission’s Urban Mobility Initiative. You are invited to provide feedback during four break-out sessions: 1) Improving integrated urban logistics planning, 2) Data collection and sharing to support operational efficiency and sustainable urban logistics planning, 3) Spatial planning to accommodate sustainable urban last mile logistics, and 4) Uptake and upscaling of new, innovative and sustainable transport solutions.

The workshop is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) in cooperation with POLIS and ALICE.


14.15    Meeting room open
14.30   Welcome from MOVE, ALICE and POLIS and purpose of the workshop
14.35   The Commission’s new Urban Mobility Initiative
− Policy context and objectives
− Targeted stakeholder consultation: objectives, what we want to achieve today, how stakeholders can give feedback after this event
− Next steps and tentative timeline
14.45   ALICE and POLIS’ positions and work on urban logistics
14.55   Organisation of the breakout sessions and how to feedback in the plenary
15.00   Parallel break-out sessions
Session 1 – Improving integrated urban logistics planning
− What do city authorities need to develop a sustainable urban logistics plan and ensure its integration in the overall mobility
planning for both freight transport and passenger mobility?
− What do logistics providers and operators need from an urban logistics plan? How logistics providers could contribute to define
urban logistics plans?
− How to ensure both local authorities and private stakeholders are duly involved and engaged?
Session 2 – Data collection and sharing to support operational efficiency and sustainable urban logistics planning
− What cities would need to collect and use urban logistics data?
− What incentives and benefits operators would need to share their data? What data operators need to organise their supply chain
and deliveries in an optimised way?
− How can cities and private companies work together to meet those needs?
− How can the EC support the collection of (standardised) data?
15.35   Parallel break-out sessions
Session 3 – Spatial planning to integrate sustainable urban last mile logistics
− How should the urban last mile logistics chain look like when more sustainable?
− What infrastructure and facilities are needed to support the multimodal and sustainable urban last mile logistics?
− What is the potential of the UVAR tool to reach that goal and what areas should be focussed on? Where do the priorities of cities
− What is the role of terminals / urban consolidation centres to support sustainable urban logistics?
Session 4 – Uptake and upscaling of new, innovative and sustainable transport solutions
− How to get the best from the different transportation mode in an integrated system?
− Which will be the most appropriate sustainable transport modes and solutions for urban logistics?
− What is needed to use new vehicles (e.g. cargo bikes, LFV) in cities (regulatory framework, infrastructure, etc.)?
− Which are the benefits for cities and operators to adopt these innovative solutions?
− Which issues related to urban logistics do cities want to address first?
16.10   Wrap up in plenary session and conclusions
16.30   Closing of workshop

The registration is open and please register here.

For more information on the consultation workshops on the European Commission’s Urban Mobility Initiative, see here.

We look forward to your participations!