Clean and energy efficient urban freight transport in European cities
- Transport related energy consumption is estimated to grow by 30 % by 2030
- Half of overall road transport fuel is combusted in urban areas
- The European Council has set the target to reduce European greenhouse gas emissions by 20% till 2020
- The negative impacts of urban goods distribution are mainly caused from used vehicles (e.g. diesel-powered) and low system efficiency (e.g. low loading factor,low cooperation)
- Accessibility in urban remains a vital issue on top of local policy
C-LIEGE empowers a cooperative approach between public and private stakeholders that is targeted on the reduction of energetic and environmental impacts of freight transport in European cities and regions. In order to reach this objective, C-LIEGE will promote cleaner and energy efficient freight movements in urban areas. A novel set of integrated solutions and "push-and-pull" demand-oriented measures will be tested and shared in roadmaps for the implementation in European cities.
Seven pilot experiments in six European countries ensure the applicability of the C-LIEGE approach: Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, Germany and Malta. The project will benefit decision makers and professionals in administrations as well as in freight mobility suppliers all over Europe.