Number of Project Partners: 9
CRP led this project co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, through the URBACT III Action Planning Networks programme. The project brought 10 European cities together to develop tailored freight management policies that addressed the negative impacts of urban freight movement and stimulated the low carbon sector.
Knowledge sharing played a large part of the project with city partners meeting quarterly to exchange and learn from each other’s experiences. Each meeting focused on the relationship between urban freight and one of six transnational themes: stakeholders, data, integration, regulation & enforcement, voluntary behaviour change, and procurement. Each partner city worked with its local urban freight stakeholders such as retailers, freight operators, and the local municipalities to develop an Integrated Action Plan (IAP).
The IAPs entailed implementing sustainable urban logistics approaches in specific urban areas such as high multi-tenanted office blocks, high street retail areas, areas dominated by single user such as a university campus or public sector administration and historic central areas. Other key elements of the IAP’s include business cases for different approaches, data on greenhouse gas emissions and traffic improvement, and recommendations for implementation.Visit the Freight TAILS website