Urban freight is responsible for approximately 25 percent of urban transport related CO2 emissions and 30 to 50 percent of other transport related pollutants such as particulate matters (PM) and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx).
“As economic centres, cities are not only the place of delivery of goods, but also the place of shipments. Improvements to achieve more efficient, clean and smart transport of goods therefore need to tackle distribution in urban areas”, explains Nick Lester on the need for a dedicated roadmap on urban freight issues.
The roadmap has been drafted jointly by ERTRAC and ALICE (the Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe), and elaborates urban freight research priorities. Have a look at the infographic to see which four main research areas bear the biggest potential for improvement.