NOVELOG will advance understanding of freight distribution and service trips by providing guidance for implementing effective and sustainable policies and measures. This guidance will support the choice of the most optimal and applicable solutions for urban freight and service transport, as well as facilitate stakeholder collaboration and the development, field testing and transfer of best governance and business models.
The project is developing four tools to be exploited in order to help cities understand urban freight transport (UFT), facilitate stakeholder collaboration, as well as transfer best governance (measures and policies) and business cooperation models. The project will also demonstrate quantifiable impacts on the environment (CO2 emissions, noise pollution and energy use), the economy (service level increase) and the society (reduction of congestion, reduction of accidents) through the pilot and case studies implementation.
The project involves experts from all UFT stakeholder categories (city authorities, academia and industry) and establishes multi-stakeholder platforms in each project city for a higher impact.