Scientists of the University of Dortmund (Germany) have conducted a profound evaluation of all measures taken by C-LIEGE pilot cities for a cleaner urban freight traffic. Please find more information about results and impacts here.
Following the Air Quality Agreement 2012 – 2015 signed in July 2012 by Emilia-Romagna Region, the Provinces and the main Municipalities, C-LIEGE partner ITL (Institute for Transport and Logistics Foundation) supported the Regional Ministry of Transport to define and agree a set of city logistics rules...
All seven pilot cities and regions have agreed on, planned and (partially) implemented impressive measures for better Urban freight transport management aiming for more sustainable pathways. The seven pilots have fulfilled their goal of delivering a range of innovative and transferrable soft measures to reduce the adverse impacts of ‘last-mile’ deliveries. Please find more in this report.
Montana changes two municipal regulations to pave the way for the implementation of financial and organisational measures from the C-LIEGE portfolio. In order to encourage night deliveries, shared logistics services and the use of newer delivery vehicles, two legal ordinances governing the organisation of the local mobility and the access of freight vehicles will be revised. In accordance with the vehicle category, the date of first registration, the place and timeframe of delivery, freight operations will be charged differently.
A partnership agreement to jointly analyse and organise freight transport demand and supply has been signed by the Mayor of Hal Tarxien, the Councillor for neighbourhoods, the Association of General Retailers and Traders, the representative of the Local Wardens and the City Logistic Manager (together with C-LIEGE partner Paragon Europe) on the 1st March 2013 at the Tarxien Local Council (Malta).
A series of free workshops designed to assist North East transport operators improve the safety and efficiency of their operations have been run in Newcastle during the first quarter of the year. The workshops have been organised by the Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership as part of the Tyne and Wear Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), a free to join scheme offering impartial advice and independent audits to operators.
The award-winning Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership has introduced one of the UK’s first freight-based carbon calculators. Covering the whole of the UK, the Multi-Modal Carbon Calculator (known more simply as the MMCC) will work out the carbon produced for any given freight journey by either road, rail or sea, making it an invaluable resource for companies wishing to establish the carbon impact of choosing a particular mode for freight shipments.
THE ISSUE aims to harness the research and technology capabilities within the Project Consortium to search for innovative solutions to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in towns and cities across Europe.
THE ISSUE Project is a three year €3.2 million multi-national project funded under the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme “Regions of Knowledge”. The Project is being taken forward by a Consortium of 13 partners in four European regional research clusters. The Project started on 1 December 2011 and end on 30 November 2014.
The C-LIEGE model is applicable to efforts to reinforce electromobility in Europe. The Greencities is a network for administrative and institutional officials, scientists and industrial stakeholders committed to sustainable mobility.
The C-LIEGE mid-term workshop brought together a myriad of stakeholders in Newcastle upon Tyne with the goal to share how to implement successful strategies and push and pull measures in European cities and regions for clean and energy-efficient urban freight transport.
The German publishing house Springer has released the book “Telematics in the Transport Environment” which constitutes the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Transport Systems Telematics, TST 2012, held in Katowice-Ustron, Poland, in October 2012. The 48 papers included in this volume provide an overview of solutions being developed in the field of intelligent transportation systems, and show that the use of telematics can significantly increase the efficiency of the transport system, the road safety and the environmental protection.
Efforts towards sustainable transport in Poland have brought together C-LIEGE and the Polish online news service edroga.pl.
The managing editor of edroga.pl Agnieszka Serbeńska, the vice rector for science of the Maritime University of Szczecin prof. dr hab. inż. Krzysztof Chwesiuk and the managing director of Bermag Sp.j Michal Galkiewicz have signed a letter of intent to cross-promote efforts towards sustainable urban freight transport in Poland, to popularise sustainable mobility policies and good practice, and to mutually strengthen their complementing objectives following their commitment to encourage behavioural change in Polish communities towards more sustainable mobility patterns. In this context, edroga.pl has become the first official media partner of C-LIEGE...
The new membership scheme of the Newcastle City Council set up to help distribution companies improve their operations in Tyne and Wear has awarded bronze accreditation to its first three members. As a C-LIEGE measure, the Tyne and Wear Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has been set up to help freight operators cut their costs, reduce their environmental impact and improve safety standards by sharing best practice and progressing through a series of bronze, silver and gold awards.
C-LIEGE reinforces its co-operation with Transport Learning by means of a new local cross-project partnership agreement between the Municipality of Krakow, Bermag Sp.j. and the Maritime University of Szczecin.
Being delivered under the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, both projects have coherent and mutually complementing goals in the context of municipal policies for sustainable urban transport.
Considering the coherent and mutually complementing goals of the projects C-LIEGE, CycleLogistics and Transport Learning, which are currently implemented under the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme, the mayor of Municipality Montana Mr Zlatko Zhivkov and the executive director of the Energy Agency Plovdiv Ms Lijana Ajarova laid officially the foundation of a cross-project partnership in Bulgaria on the 12th June 2012.
The Municipality in Montana vigorously campaigns for its first project dealing with theadministrative management of urban freight transport. Since June 2011, the municipaladministration is actively engaged in a public-private partnership with the aim to efficiently organiseurban freight flows for more energy efficiency and less CO2 emissions.
Following an invitation of the regional government of Western Pomerania, Dr Stanisław Iwan, C-LIEGE local coordinator at Maritime University of Szczecin, introduced the project during the 4th round of the international conference “Baltic Business Forum 2012” which took place in Świnoujście (Poland) and Heringsdorf (Germany) on 25th – 27th April 2012.
A new membership scheme will help trucking companies improve their operations in the North East by being greener and cheaper. The Tyne and Wear Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is being set up to help freight operators cut their costs, reduce their environmental impact and improve safety standards by sharing best practice and progressing through a series of bronze, silver and gold awards.
For a second consecutive year Expo "Europe for Us" has gathered at one place all interested parties in the process of implementation of EU programmes in Bulgaria such as their Managing Authorities, the representation of the EU Commission in Bulgaria, consultant companies and NGOs, beneficiaries as well as banks offering preferential terms for financing of EU funded projects. The event took place from 16th to 18th June 2012 in Sofia.
C-LIEGE paves the way for a nation-wide approach towards sustainable urban freight transport in Malta
C-LIEGE is the very first project addressing the challenges of urban freight transport in Malta. Nevertheless, the project is gaining a great deal of support and excitement. As the local co-ordinator of C-LIEGE Mr Andrea Demadonna reports, local stakeholders unmistakably demonstrate that they embrace the C-LIEGE ideas for sustainable urban freight mobility for the sake of their communities, and they explicitly wish that the local concertation concerning urban freight transport issues becomes more intense.
Being nodes of international trade, cities have to reconcile the efficient movements of cargo and the quality of life of the citizens affected by transit freight transport.
Under the auspices of Polish city and regional authorities and the transnational cooperation project SoNorA (SOuth-NORth Axis), the international conference "Skandynawigacje 2012" welcomed C-LIEGE and its urban freight transport solutions...
Following a convincing C-LIEGE road show with the aim to raise awareness for challenges in the context of urban freight transport in the West Pomeranian capital, the Maritime University of Szczecin hosted a first local concertation meeting on 23rd February 2012...
"I expect that the defined policies within C-LIEGE could evolve from a pilot to a long-term model and public-private-partnerships in the whole Szczecin Metropolitan Region and the Baltic Sea communities of West Pomerania. I am grateful that Szczecin has been given the chance to implement newest trends. This is why I welcome very much this project."
Olgierd Geblewicz, Marshal of West Pomerania
The Maritime University of Szczecin brought together numerous actors which will benefit from an environmentally and economically improved urban freight transport. The meeting took place on the 2nd February 2012 in the premises of the Maritime University of Szczecin.
Organised by the Newcastle City Council, the first round table meeting scheduled for C-LIEGE pilot city Newcastle took place on the 17th January 2012 in the international Centre for Life. The local C-LIEGE coordinators Gary MacDonald and John Bourn brought together shippers, freight carriers and representatives of the railway research centre at the Newcastle University with the goals to introduce C-LIEGE, to explore the issues and challenges facing freight movement in Newcastle and to consider, taking into account best practice examples gathered from around Europe, which measures might be suitable for piloting in Newcastle.