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Press release: Good practice selection on public actions in urban freight management to be released. SUGAR entered its last round and is now in its final project year. The project addresses inefficient and ineffective management of urban freight distribution. In its last period a tool on good practices on freight is being developed.
Brussels – In the SUGAR good practice report on freight, 44 operational examples are being examined which, consistently with the SUGAR mission, deal with public actions for city logistics, are sustainable and have visible impacts. “The good practice selection has been designed for cities interested in implementing urban freight management measures to help public administrations in defining their policies on the base of successful EU experiences”, says project coordinator Giuseppe Luppino. The publication will be available at the final project conference on 13 December 2011 in Bologna.
Among the twelve local and regional authorities that participate in the project four are good practice sites which shared their experience in outstanding measures to improve city logistics throughout the project with the project’s transfer sites, local authorities keen to learn. The last good practice round table will take place 22-23 September in Palma de Mallorca in which the good practice sites will share knowledge on their freight innovations:
Additional to good practice sites, SUGAR Transfer Sites range from small to large cities and regions and include Palma de Mallorca (Spain), Crete (Greece), Athens (Greece), Poznań (Poland), Vratsa (Bulgaria), Celje (Slovenia), Prague (Czech Republic) and Usti nad Labem (Czech Republic). These cities benefit from four Train the Trainers sessions that cover policy, strategy and planning, and from four Joint Planning Exercise Sessions in which transfer sites’ policies are analyzed and discussed with good practice sites representatives.
In 2010, the SUGAR AWARD was presented to the Municipality of Rotterdam (NL) in the category of Metropolitan areas and large cities for its urban distribution centre and the PIEK concept, which allows transport companies using silent vehicles to make deliveries early in the morning or late at night. The Municipality of Parma (IT) was awarded as a small/medium sized city for the implementation of the ECOLOGISTICS project, aiming to rationalise the distribution of diverse goods including ‘fresh products’, which are often excluded from current city logistic projects.
is an INTERREG IVC funded projected, aiming to transfer best practice and policy experience in the field of city logistics. SUGAR stands for Sustainable Urban Goods Logistics Achieved by Regional and Local Policies and promotes the exchange of policy experience, knowledge and good practices in the field of city logistics. The process consists of three steps and starts with research and analysis of best practices, followed by training to public authorities which, then, lead to improvement of public policies.
Under the coordination of the Emilia Romagna Region, SUGAR brings together 17 partners from 10 different countries including Good Practice and Transfer Sites, together with five technical partners (The Institute for Transport and Logistics and CEI in Italy, Polis in Belgium and the Institute of Logistics and Warehousing in Poland).
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More information, documents and project reports: www.sugarlogistics.eu.