Vital Nodes aims at developing sustainable mobility within the urban nodes. It addresses the multi- and intermodal connection between long-distance and last-mile freight logistics and prioritises the deployment of innovative measures in the urban nodes.
Urban nodes are at the core of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). To develop sustainable freight transport systems while taking action to mitigate the negative impacts of traffic, they need an integrated system involving all levels: European, regional and urban. Cities play a key role to involve all stakeholders - especially freight carriers and infrastructure providers- and enable sustainable policymaking.