Urban freight

Commercial vehicle movements are necessary to deliver goods and services. However, such movements can have negative impacts in terms of emissions, noise and traffic..

Local authorities engage with logistic players and local businesses to come up with innovative strategies reconciling two potential conflicting elements: a freight distribution system satisfying the market demand, and a liveable, emission-free urban environment. This has led to a wide range of initiatives in the following areas: air quality & safety, clean & alternative fleet promotion, space management and consolidation, data and stakeholder engagement. .

Our work on Urban Freight

Polis plays a central role at the European level for projects and activities related to urban freight. Thanks to the POLIS Urban Freight Working Group, cities and regions can discuss the challenges they face, share good practices and improve collaboration with industry, prioritise topics and accelerate deployment of solutions .

Via the Urban Freight Working Group, Polis has developed several databases and tools to facilitate the exchange of experiences among its members. These include a database of the “hot topics” on which members are currently working or would like to obtain more information, and a database of measures put in place by cities and regions active on urban freight. Polis members can have full access of the documents and tools produced by the Urban Freight Working Group via the POLIS Networking Hub.

Additionally, as a part of the CIVITAS SATELLITE project, Polis is coordinating the CIVITAS Thematic Group on Urban Freight and Logistics


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