|Authors:||Sidsel Ahlmann Jensen, Tale Ørving, Petr Pokorny, Marianne Knapskog, Linda Ager-Wick Ellingsen|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1913-8|
Posten and Ragn-Sells have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 94 percent through the pilot project Elskedeby in Oslo, Norway. City distribution takes place with electric vehicles from a city hub. Logistics efficiency is lower than expected, but can be improved through more shared customers, better integration of smaller vehicles in the logistics system and increased freight volume. A large proportion of vehicles are registered with illegal stay and speeds in Torggata. Geofence testing to enforce speed limits has been successful. Introducing an urban consolidation centre (UCC) for the pedestrian street Torggata could potensially reduce the number of vehicles by 80 percent and reduce area occupancy by 45 percent, given certain prerequisites. Regulations that provide UCC vehicles exclusive access to pedestrian streets for part of the day, combined with stricter enforcement of access and speed restrictions, could increase traffic safety and reduce illegal driving, number of vehicles and number of large vehicles in pedestrian streets, and increase the likelihood of establishing a UCC. Carriers can increase efficiency by delivering to a UCC instead of transporting goods all the way to the end customers.