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Planning for Sustainable Urban Logistics in Europe – a Review

Authors: Karin Fossheim, Jardar Andersen
Report nr: 1508/2016
ISBN (digital version): 978-82-480-1736-3
Language: English
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This study aim to identify current European Sustainable Urban Logistics Plans (SULP) and freight related Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMP) with the purpose of reviewing and extract lessons on current local freight planning practices in Europe. The results suggest that the use of urban freight plans, in Europe is limited but increasing. SULP’s are freight strategies, action plans or part of a mobility plan, which provide a long-term vision for local urban freight activities. The plans follow a structure of identifying the current situation and defining the strategic context, vision, targets and objectives using selected policy measures depending on the geographical scope. The methodological structure of the SUTP, SUMP and SULP are used in existing European urban freight plans and a further standardisation could provide a conceptually common understanding. Combining urban freight and existing sustainable development strategies and legally binding local, regional and national guidelines are important for further increased attention on urban freight.


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