CITYLAB is the first project to use the Living Laboratory approach for testing and implementing sustainable city logistics solutions in European cities. It will help to increase load factors and reduce vehicle movements of freight and service trips in urban areas.
Goods, waste and service trips in urban areas cause negative traffic and environmental impacts that need cost-effective and sustainable solutions. The CITYLAB objective is to develop knowledge and solutions that will help in the up-scale and roll-out of strategies, measures and tools for emission-free city logistics in urban centres.
The project focuses on four main types of freight vehicle movements in cities:
• Highly fragmented last-mile deliveries in city centres
• Large freight attractors and public administrations
• Urban waste, return trips and recycling
• Logistics facilities and warehouses
The core of CITYLAB is a set of living laboratories on innovation and implementation processes for sustainable urban logistics. Different living labs will exchange experience and develop methodologies for implementation transfer between cities and between companies.
The project will deliver best practice guidance on innovative approaches and how to replicate them.